John Cornall Antiques UK https://www.johncornallantiques.com/ Dealing in importing and exporting antique country furniture, antique painted pine, painted furniture, rustic furniture, Russian antiques, European antiques, folk art, antique textiles, 20th century art decoration from across the UK and Europe. St George Antique Painting on Glass https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/st-george-antique-painting-on-glass-22-0-refno-1950.html A superb and vibrant and really detailed icon on glass reverse painted by a master from SerbiaIt dates from the early to mid 19th centuryThis work is reminiscent of a similarly good icon on glass of St George in Grabowskis Sztuka Ludowa w Europie Arkady 1978 It may be by the same hand One clue in identifying icons is the size of the glass plate and the frame size and style which point to a certain centre of production and ultimately point to the size of house and wealth of the peasant client The master painters also had their distinctive styles which were sometimes family styles as often the apprenticeship passed down to sons and daughters In this work apart from the characteristic large and lively composition with plenty of incident and the re-assuringly happy naive faces we also see something unusual St George being crowned by flanking angels as he is being in the Grabowski example This work has two cracks which have been repaired - this is common and does not effect the value hugely for such delicate pieces as these to have survived at all after 200 yrs is rare and it still ranks as museum quality 1950 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/st-george-antique-painting-on-glass-55-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, Religious Art, EuropePaintings Pre 1900 1550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Struwwelpeter or Shock-Headed Peter Sloven Child Portrait https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/struwwelpeter-or-shockheaded-peter-sloven-child-portrait-22-0-refno-872.html Struwwelpeter or Shock-Headed Peter was a character in a series of childrens rhymes written and illustrated by a Frankfurt doctor Heinrich Hoffman in the 1840s Peter is pictured on a pedestal as a parody of a great general or worthy Look at him there he standsthe sloven i declare Never once has combed his hair Anything to me is sweeter Than to see Shock-Headed Peter Hoffman was a superviser in lunatic asylums his thoroughly non-pc tales record the unfortunate fates of nasty children and capture a spirit of the times in their empathy for the subversive and through their implied interest in child psychology the outsider and the social outcast Hofmanns vivid characters quickly became part of folklore and this work whether a real portrait or an illustration of a literary character is work of folk art or outsider art that embodies this zeitgeistIt is an oil on card attached to a paper board an inscription in Hungarian is on the reverse and it was purchased from the house of an art collector in Hungary 872 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/struwwelpeter-or-shock-headed-peter-sloven-child-portrait-872-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotProcessionquot by Russian painter https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/procession-by-russian-painter-27-0-refno-2655.html An oil on canvas by Russian post impressionist style artist from the period of pereistroika showing what appears to be a possibly symbolic funeral procession in the grounds of an orthodox church and mauseleom A colourist piece with greens and olive greens mingling with chalky whites and subtle orange and pink high notesArtist name is quotSokolvyquot and various labels to reverse in Cyrllic 2655 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/procession-by-russian-painter-15-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 210 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotRoosterquot Vintage Decorative Plate https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rooster-vintage-decorative-plate-22-0-refno-3557.html A decorative craft made plate from Transylvania the Rooster is the symbol of the area where these plates come from where yearly fairs celebrating the local craft of pottery making are held The plates are fired by the men and their wives and daughters traditionally decorate them in the distinctive local style using cow horns and goose feathers to apply the colours in spirals 3557 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rooster-vintage-decorative-plate-17-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 85 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Painted Pine Cork Settle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/18th-cent-painted-pine-cork-settle-2-0-refno-3284.html A painted pine settle from Co Cork in original terracotta paint with traces of blue greenThese benches are bold and of inviting proportions and would often be on the porch or main ground floor rooms of country cottages 3284 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-painted-pine-cork-settle-33-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Marriage Armoire with Flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/18th-cent-marriage-armoire-with-flowers-7-0-refno-2707.html A very good condition two door painted pine armoire made for marriage original folk painting and carviong baroque scroll to cornice drawer to bottom has hooks to interior but we can also shelve on request 2707 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-marriage-armoire-with-flowers-44-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 2650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Masonic Ritual Glass Vase https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-glass/18th-cent-masonic-ritual-glass-vase-29-0-refno-1092.html An unusual antique hand-blown decorative two-handled glass vase with carved symbols of the sun and sash curtains falling from a pointed pediment that both suggest masonic symbolism 1092 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-masonic-ritual-glass-vase-1092-TH.jpg Glass, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Polychrome Carved Saint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/18th-cent-polychrome-carved-saint-12-0-refno-1287.html A small carved figure of a female saint from Spain probably 18th cent Wood carved and polychrome 1287 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-polychrome-carved-saint-1287-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 385 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th Tin Glazed Earthenware Four Seasons https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/18th-tin-glazed-earthenware-four-seasons-22-0-refno-1025.html Rare 18th c tin glazed or faience plates from France Charming country pieces with bold folk art decoration from series of Four SeasonsSummer and Spring Greek mythological figures Zeus carrying his Thunderbolts and Saturn the god of harvest timeFrom private collection South of France Worn but good condition Hairline to crack to one See photos 1025 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-tin-glazed-earthenware-four-seasons-1025-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 19th cent Chinese Reverse Painting on Glass https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/19th-cent-chinese-reverse-painting-on-glass-22-0-refno-3353.html A mid 19th century Chinese reverse painting on glass Very good conditionSotheby039s sticker on reverse indicates last time this piece came to market 25 years ago 3353 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/19th-cent-chinese-reverse-painting-on-glass-38-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 25 l Hand Blown Glass Jars https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/25-l-hand-blown-glass-jars-12-0-refno-392.html Continental hand blown glass jars antique reproduction made in traditional way 1015 17 and tall 25 l and in clear blue brown and green Available in single or bulk trade order 392 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/25-l-hand-blown-glass-jars-392-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 32 l and 50 l Glass Ballon Jars https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/32-l-and-50-l-glass-ballon-jars-12-0-refno-391.html Continental hand made glass using traditional techniques Antique reproductions in clear blue brown or green For bulk orders at trade prices please enquire 391 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/32-l-and-50-l-glass-ballon-jars-391-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 4 Pretty Hand Painted Antique Porringers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/4-pretty-hand-painted-antique-porringers-22-0-refno-3465.html A group of five pretty hand painted faience-ware porringers or plates These are good examples and came from a collector he probably hand picked them from dealers039 offerings some twenty or thirty years ago when they were coming out of houses in Transylvania and being offered at markets in Hungary The techniques of manufacture are earlier than the actual date but typical of the folk arts of this part of Europe where everything was stuck back in time They have small ties to reverse for hanging or in the past would have leant against a wooden bar on a plate rack 3465 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/4-pretty-hand-painted-antique-porringers-16-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 100 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 4 x Folk Art Decorated Funerary Hearts https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/4-x-folk-art-decorated-funerary-hearts-22-0-refno-3421.html These hand forged and ancient looking pieces were made to commemorate the dead often hearts with punched and incised decoration and often including the name or initials of the deceased - these were nailed to the wooden crosses found in the old Hungarian graveyards as a token of affection and memory The tall abstract Hungarian wooden tomb monument is a key motif of Hungarian folklore but most are now lost ruined and destroyed through time These pieces came from a private collection 3421 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/4-x-folk-art-decorated-funerary-hearts-2-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Adam and Eve and the Serpent Glass Icon https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/europe/adam-and-eve-and-the-serpent-glass-icon-22-27-refno-3247.html The village of Nicula in Central Transylvania became a centre of pilgrimage when a miraculous vision of the Virgin Mary occurred there in the 18th century and a cottage industry sprung up producing small reverse painted icons on glass to sell to the peasants on Fair and Festival daysThere were glass icon industries in other religious centres in Central and Western Europe such as at Sandl in Austria where trained artists copied print images onto glass but with little emphasis on the chromatic and decorative - the Nicula icons were something entirely different and original made by the untrained peasants themselves they were vibrantly colourful simplified and abstract with a wonderfully nave representational style - the opportunity to express themselves through art had produced a fortuitous flowering of the Romanian folk sensibilityPainted onto thin and cheap glass panels it is remarkable that any have survived at all and this one typically has paint losses but the attractive subject matter and joyful spirit survive The serpent is a friendly and smiling one and there are bands of flat colour and a child-like quality to the figures and little thought at all of sin and death The Orthodox Church in the later 19th century tried to ban the trade in Nicula icons saying they were ugly and would frighten children but what they really meant was that they seemed to quotmockquot the Church - with the hindsight of Modern art we can see beyond the subject matter and appreciate them for their remarkable folk art interest and aesthetic charmIn original pine frame with original wooden backcoverProvenance private collection Hungary 3247 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/adam-and-eve-and-the-serpent-glass-icon-38-TH.gif Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 270 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE African Tribal Sculpture of Crocodile https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/african-tribal-sculpture-of-crocodile-12-0-refno-1983.html A neatly simplified sculpture of a crocodile from Cameroon carved and painted Traditional rather than tourist art and early 20th centuryCame from private collection Hardwood Traces of feathers on this piece when found re-inforced the suggestion that this was used for ritual or kitchen purposes 1983 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/african-tribal-sculpture-of-crocodile-44-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE American Painted Wood and Metal Whirligig https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/american-painted-wood-and-metal-whirligig-22-0-refno-1825.html A wonderful decorative wooden and metal painted American folk art whirligig a familiar model found in Vermont New England early 20th centuryAs the wind turns the propeller the figure Lincoln or Uncle Sam saws the wood Original crackled green and red painted decoration Recently mounted on decorative piece of bog-wood 1825 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/american-painted-wood-and-metal-whirligig-5-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Rustique Metal Garden Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-rustique-metal-garden-bench-2-0-refno-2304.html A 19th century French antique metal garden bench with faux rustique design thick wooden seat re-decorated in off white Seen at auction 1000 plus price range 2304 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-rustique-metal-garden-bench-29-TH.jpg Benches, Garden, 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Blue Painted Marriage Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-blue-painted-marriage-chest-18-0-refno-3037.html A 19th century antique pine marriage dowry trunk or box with red and white tulips in garlands on a blue ground and the name of the bride Lydia and the date of her marriage quot1871quotComplete with key and lockplate and two original handles to a false drawer 3037 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-blue-painted-marriage-chest-51-TH.jpg Boxes, 475 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Carved Folk Art Peg Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-carved-folk-art-peg-rack-22-0-refno-3450.html A stupendous painted and carved peg rack or hook rack carved from solid pine A great example of old European folk art but useful too 3450 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-carved-folk-art-peg-rack-58-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Chest in Pale Stone https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-chest-in-pale-stone-6-0-refno-2673.html An oak chest in Biedermeier style in pale stone colour 2673 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-chest-in-pale-stone-27-TH.JPG Chest of Drawers, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Club Armchair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/antique-club-armchair-5-0-refno-1608.html A voluminous clubby armchair late VictorianFor recovering or retain blue velvet cloth Frame and stuffing generally soundOriginal casters to front Usable and comfortable 1608 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-club-armchair-5-TH.jpg Chairs, 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Coptic Folk Painting on Linen https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-coptic-folk-painting-on-linen-22-0-refno-936.html There is a long-standing tradition of painting on linen in Ethiopia and often paintings were attached to the inner walls of buildings especially churches to stunning effect Local master painters continued their practice well into the twentieth century and the subject matter of the painters wd later include secular as well as Christian religious themes This long painting on an strip of cloth of evident age is skilfully painted and narrates a historical village scene that further research would no doubt elucidate The colours are typically vibrant but harmonious and it works well in an abstract ecorative sense A self-conscious national folk art of this kind continues to this day and comparisons to those works produced now and in recent times for the tourist airport market re-assures one of the skill and authenticity of this example 936 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-coptic-folk-painting-on-linen-936-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Decorative Metal Table amp Chairs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-decorative-metal-table-and-chairs-12-0-refno-3277.html A decorative metal table and three decorative metal chairs with the feel of an old Greek caf found in a mountain villageTraces of old blue and white paint Table is 80 high x 81cmChairs are 97 h x 39 wide or deep and the seat height is 46cmItems are clearly aged in their finish but sound and usableand of course could be re-finished if required 3277 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-decorative-metal-table-and-chairs-0-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Decorative Painted Pine Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-decorative-painted-pine-chest-6-0-refno-2665.html A terrific decorative 19th century painted pine 5 drawer chest with full columns and bold classical detailing to drawer fronts Superb condition and quality of manufacture - built to last 2665 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-decorative-painted-pine-chest-58-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Fruitwood Table with Love Heart https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/antique-fruitwood-table-with-love-heart-15-0-refno-3199.html An gorgeous thick topped fruitwood table with single drawer and carved decoration to front - ideal as coffee table or side table for lamp 3199 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-fruitwood-table-with-love-heart-2-TH.jpg Tables, Coffee tableSide tableLamp tableMisc 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Georgian Box Seat in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-georgian-box-seat-in-original-paint-2-0-refno-3454.html A rare antique pine panelled box seat removed from Georgian country house dating to mid to late 18th century it has been dry scraped to its original off white colours Top or seat is hinged and lifts to 3 compartmentalised storage areas within Provenance Booton Hall Norfolk 3454 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-georgian-box-seat-in-original-paint-30-TH.gif Benches, Boxes, 1050 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Irish Patchwork Quilt https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/antique-irish-patchwork-quilt-10-0-refno-1242.html A more primitive example that the previous three examplesBold asymmetric design Use of old coffee or food sacks on reverse Cleaned but needs several repairs 1242 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-irish-patchwork-quilt-1242-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 165 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Map of France https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-map-of-france-12-0-refno-1160.html Original antique Map of France from circa 1800 fully restored mounted and framed in high quality reproduction Hogarth frame 1160 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-map-of-france-1160-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 225 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Map of Spain and Portugal https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-map-of-spain-and-portugal-12-0-refno-1157.html An original antique map of Spain and Portugal restored mounted and framed in quality reproduction Hogarth frame 1157 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-map-of-spain-and-portugal-1157-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 225 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Oak Carpenter Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/antique-oak-carpenter-table-15-0-refno-2830.html A rustic antique oak carpenter table Carved trestle baseSuitable as small diner or occasional table 2830 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-oak-carpenter-table-1-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouse 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Oak Low Dresser with 8 drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/antique-oak-low-dresser-with-8-drawers-9-0-refno-3281.html An unusual oak low dresser with elm top counter in geometric Jacobean style probably later 17th or early 18th century6ft long with three large drawers and gallery atop with 4 two handled drawers and 1 single-handled spice or candle drawer to far right 3281 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-oak-low-dresser-with-8-drawers-43-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Painted Pine Marriage Trunk https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-painted-pine-marriage-trunk-18-0-refno-3288.html A very good condition and attractive hand painted marriage coffer dowry or trunk dated to quot1914quot and with initials of the person for whom it was made and painted Useful as storage and also coffee table 3288 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-painted-pine-marriage-trunk-11-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Patchwork Quilt with Star https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/antique-patchwork-quilt-with-star-10-0-refno-1240.html A good sized patchwork quilt with large star motifThe design reverberates cleverly like a piece of 1960s op-art or a Frank Stella A large useful size to use as bedspread A couple of loosepieces and frays 1240 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-patchwork-quilt-with-star-1240-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, 330 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine and Zinc Fridge Cabinet https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/antique-pine-and-zinc-fridge-cabinet-7-0-refno-2695.html An antique fridge cabinet very good condition painted pine with metal zinc interior and shelving 2695 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-and-zinc-fridge-cabinet-30-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Small Cupboards 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Box Bench in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-pine-box-bench-in-original-paint-2-0-refno-3548.html A neat smaller sized box settle or box bench in modernistclassical style and a with a wonderful crackled old cream paintSeat lifts to storage Good for hallway but a practical and decorative piece for conservatory child039s room and almost anywhere in the house 3548 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-box-bench-in-original-paint-47-TH.jpg Benches, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Box with Decorative Metalwork https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-pine-box-with-decorative-metalwork-18-0-refno-2204.html Stylistic affinities of decorative metalwork on boxes are found from the Baltic right the way down into Western Ukraine and seem to follow ancient trade routes going back to Viking timesThis antique pine box or trunk has neat compact size original paint with just the right amount of wear and unusual Scandanavian type decorative metalwork 2204 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-box-with-decorative-metalwork-59-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Box with Decorative Panels in Black https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-pine-box-with-decorative-panels-in-black-18-0-refno-2997.html A smart pine and hardwood blanket box or dowry coffer from South Western Ukraine this used to be Poland This box is typical proportion for that area It has decorative panels and has a smart looking black painted and waxed finish with warm tones of old wood coming through Really clean 2997 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-box-with-decorative-panels-in-black-21-TH.jpg Boxes, 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Carved and Painted Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-pine-carved-and-painted-chest-18-0-refno-3093.html In one region of Hungary the marriage boxes looked like this with carved fronts and moulded decoration that was then painted This one has aged beautifully the original black paint with subtle floral colour notes is gleaming so too the nicely coloured and aged pine 3093 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-carved-and-painted-chest-56-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Chest in Powder Blue https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-pine-chest-in-powder-blue-6-0-refno-3482.html A wide classically proportioned antique pine chest in a fresh powder blue finish 3482 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-chest-in-powder-blue-20-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Coffer Settle with Panels https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-pine-coffer-settle-with-panels-2-0-refno-2816.html An antique pine bench with box compartment a box bench or coffer settle Unusual form and almost like a boxSmart mid grey colour with panels to both front and sides No arms so makes this more suitable alongside a table to dine Quite high in seat but this could be adjusted easily Or it would fit in a hall nicely 2816 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-coffer-settle-with-panels-34-TH.jpg Benches, Boxes, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Folk Art Marriage Coffer in Blue https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-pine-folk-art-marriage-coffer-in-blue-18-0-refno-3498.html You might see 200 hundred antique pine coffer boxes to find one good one like this attractive blue ground colour with painted folk art panels dated to 1878 German or Austro-Hungarian overall very clean and good condition outside and in Suitable as end of bed trunk toy box or coffee table - it is also of course a not-to-be-underestimated rare survival of old European peasant art something to cherish and admire 3498 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-folk-art-marriage-coffer-in-blue-22-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Folk Painted Corner Cupboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-pine-folk-painted-corner-cupboard-22-0-refno-3374.html A small antique pine corner cupboard with original folk art decoration including name and date quot1864quot This piece was presumably made as part of the marriage dowry It is very good condition with original hinges and neat catch to secure the door One shelf within 3374 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-folk-painted-corner-cupboard-47-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Swedish Marriage Armoire in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/antique-pine-swedish-marriage-armoire-in-original-paint-7-0-refno-3503.html A superb condition and attractively coloured Scandinavian painted pine marriage armoire in old blue cream and red paint with faux marble panels bold carving and with a central panel containing the initials of the betrothed and the date of manufacture of 1777 The top cornice and bottom moulding with feet lift off making installation and carriage easier the door has working key and superb large antique decorative lock whilst the interior has been fitted with four solid pine shelves 3503 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-swedish-marriage-armoire-in-original-paint-22-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Big CupboardsArmoires 2150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pub Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/antique-pub-sign-10-0-refno-458.html Exceptionally rare pub sign painted on linen Found in carefully constructed hanging frame with early 20th c pub sign on one side and old linen painting encased behind glass on the other side and vented Inscription re-painted several times reads The Original Fox Sign Circa 1820 From Guildford Surrey Quintessential vernacular image of the crafty fox jumping over a wall Found in parlous condition with paint loss immanent taken on and saved by the generous efforts of one of the countrys leading old painting restorers in an effort to save for posterity an exceptional example of English folk heritage 458 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pub-sign-458-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Smaller Bulk Order Items, Antique PaintingsPaintings 2200 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Stick or Windsor Chair in Old Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/antique-stick-or-windsor-chair-in-old-paint-5-0-refno-2624.html A primitive elm and ash peasant chair - increasingly hard to find pieces like this so this is very good value - no repairs painted a few times in its life and now a nice crackled quotskinquot - all solid good look Adults did use these small chairs in days of yore sitting low to the ground on an earthern floor amp near to the peat fire 2624 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-stick-or-windsor-chair-in-old-paint-17-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 395 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Ukrainian Woollen Runner https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-ukrainian-woollen-runner-22-0-refno-2496.html An antique mostly woollen runner from the mountains of the Ukraine probably HuculMade on hand loom Exquisite colour 2496 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-ukrainian-woollen-runner-58-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Wooden Inkwell https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-wooden-inkwell-22-0-refno-2238.html A nice bit of treen here from the remote and isolated mountains of Eastern Europe a wooden inkwell carved from block of hardwood inscribed to the underside in nicely ancient looking and florid script R I 81 which ones guess would be 1881 though might also be 1781 On the top there is typical Carpathian scratch carving a cross hatching similar to that seen on ancient coffers resembling stylised pine treesThe wolfs tooth carving to the front is also typical of Romanian folk art and the wood is of a type seen before on blacksmiths tables and the like and has a rich colour and is especially tightly grainedWhere this came and when it was made not many would write or have the need to do so and one imagines this small but atmospheric item was carved out with pride and treasured 2238 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-wooden-inkwell-52-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Wooden Toy Steam Engine amp Thresher https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-wooden-toy-steam-engine-and-thresher-22-0-refno-2706.html In the days before children were taken to their nearest toy mega store to buy their toy trains tractors and other working vehicles made in plastic or metal and probably in China it was customary for grandfather amp other relatives to make toys as gifts and such items form a particular branch of traditional folk artThis terrific small wooden steam engine puling what is presumably a threshing machine was found in a remote part of Eastern Europe is a rare survival amp harks back to pre-industrial times when harvesting was a major event in the village The steamer would pull the large pine sided threshing machine looking like a fairground house into the fields where it would fire up and do it039s work everybody would attend and there was much excitement and feasting The scene is captured well in Roman Polanski quotTessquot based on Hardy039s Wessex novel the director was born in Poland and in his childhood he may have witnessed scenes of traditional country life akin to those seen by Hardy but almost a 100 yrs earlier 2706 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-wooden-toy-steam-engine-and-thresher-54-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 230 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Zinc and Wooden Well-Head https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-zinc-and-wooden-wellhead-12-0-refno-726.html Rare antique well-head with metal roof from Europe 726 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-zinc-and-wooden-well-head-726-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, 890 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Zinc PlanterBath with Original Cream Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/antique-zinc-planter-bath-with-original-cream-paint-11-0-refno-3542.html A large 19th century hand crafted galvanized zinc bath with two carrying handles and with original cream coloured grain painting making it a colourful and characterful planter for the garden or conservatory 3542 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-zinc-planter-bath-with-original-cream-paint-5-TH.jpg Garden, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Baroque Carved amp Painted Angel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-religious-art/baroque-carved-and-painted-angel-30-0-refno-3009.html The verisimilitude in other words the life-likeness of this carving and the painting too is marvellous You feel you want to touch it tenderly as if you are touching a real infant039s head but not quite an infant a being that is child-like but with otherworldly amp serene grace an angelThe Baroque was indeed much to do with illusion and creating an emotional affect and there is no doubt this is the work of an artist or master sculptorIt is made of solid wood and is very good condition for its age Head with wings were popular in this period and were said to be souls of the departed which are still angels 3009 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/baroque-carved-and-painted-angel-34-TH.jpg Religious Art, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Battle Portrait of SMS Radetsky https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/europe/battle-portrait-of-sms-radetsky-22-27-refno-1392.html A terrific primitive oil on canvas in excellent condition fresh colour and execution original rosewood frame and engraved brass plaque of interest to collectors of folk art militaria and maritime antiques This is a portrait of an incident in October 1914 at the beginning of World War I celebrating the heroic victory achieved by SMS Radetsky a pre-dreadnought warship of the Austro-Hungarian Navy At this time the Radetsky had already been superseded by a new class of battleship and relegated to the second division fleet but in this incident it was called on at the last minute its larger diameter guns on its twin gun turrets specialising in coastal bombardment were able to reach and destroy the French artillery batteries on Mount Lovcem on the Montenegron coast and hence a decisive strategic battle was won all this the painting accurately summarises in its details The plaque reads Lovcem Lovetese SMS-Raditsky-pol 1914 oktober nr 22-27 It is signed by Janos Mull The Radetsky was handed over to the Italians at the end of the war and scrapped in 1920 1392 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/battle-portrait-of-sms-radetsky-1392-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, Europe 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Black Men039s Waiscoat with Embroidery https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/black-menand039s-waiscoat-with-embroidery-22-0-refno-2880.html This is a particularly nice and old jerkin vest waistcoat jacket quotszurquot call it what you will in a faded black with blue detail and with tulip stitchwork done in a very expressive and distinctive way Again tulips indicating the Hungarian peasantry 2880 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/black-mens-waiscoat-with-embroidery-46-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Folk Costume and Related, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Blue amp Red Marriage Box with Lyre Motif https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/blue-and-red-marriage-box-with-lyre-motif-18-0-refno-2810.html A splendid original painted marriage dower or antique box from Central Europe In one village or group of villages can be found trunks of this type and decoration Pine but with nicely carved oak legs This one is especially attractive in its proportion which is neo-classical It is painted in a blue obtained from natural dyes and then decorated in red by stencilling using paper cut outs In this part of Europe in southern Poland and Slovakia the interiors and even exteriors of the farmhouses were decorated by colourful stencilling too 2810 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/blue-and-red-marriage-box-with-lyre-motif-33-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Blue distaff with flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/blue-distaff-with-flowers-22-0-refno-625.html A pretty distaff in excellent condition Oil paintedOne piece of wood Nice patination Would have been a seat and also a screen something that could only be understood with reference to the orientalist element in traditional Russian life The blank section at the reverse of the blade is where the flax was secured and the holes are for the ties A device for hand spinning then but also a highly symbolic possession and a deeply felt expression of the peasants love of beauty 625 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/blue-distaff-with-flowers-625-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Bricolage Driftwood Frame https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/bricolage-driftwood-frame-12-0-refno-1621.html A mirror frame made by retired boat builder contemporary folk artist Somebody told me that frames made of bleached out wood are imported from Indonesia we went for lunch to a Thai restaurant last week and i saw one of these mirrors in the toilet it was terrible a few bits of wood tastelessly slapped together This frame is a one-off piece the pieces of wood are carefully selected for their colour and form the curvature of some following the form of the frame even the nails attaching them have been treated to give them a salty rusty look This is art And all attached to a solid base which is rebated for a mirror 1621 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/bricolage-driftwood-frame-21-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cae Llwyd Pine Box Settle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/cae-llwyd-pine-box-settle-10-0-refno-3522.html A modest and historic piece of Welsh folk furniture this is a painted pine box settle in original condition from the 70-acre Cae Llwyd Farm in the village of Penmachno high up on the slopes of the Snowdownia National Park in NorthCentral Wales - it is solid pine with the original scumble paint and nice areas of wear and colour the seat lid lifts off to storage within from the side view the piece makes a bold silhouette which is typical in form of Welsh farmhouse settles Of interest this was the family settle belonging to Gwyn Jones 1945-2017 who ran the family farm but was also a gifted sheep dog trainer and triallist known as quotGwyn Penmachnoquot he won the supreme International 3 times the National 3 times and was twice winner of the BBC039s quotOne Man and his Dogquot 3522 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cae-llwyd-pine-box-settle-5-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved and Painted Folk Art Trophy https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-folk-art-trophy-22-0-refno-1613.html Another branch of European folk art and often found in Germany but also in this Wales and England are carved and painted deer head trophiesThis early to mid 19th century is of a good size with an attractive decorative carved plaque in green brown and white paintThe deer head is carved out of wood and the horns are real 1613 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-folk-art-trophy-32-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved and Painted Storks https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/carved-and-painted-storks-12-0-refno-2092.html In Central and Eastern Europe the storks nest on a telegraph pole or a rooftop in the centre of the village is a familiar sight and the habitual comings and goings of the bird mark the calendar for the country dweller and are a poignant sight with plentiful warm associations of home so it is not surprising to see the stork as a loved subject of this local folk artist of yesteryear from Slovakia We have come across this stork artists works before and as often the primitive carved and wooden birds are presented in family groupsThe legs are metal the rest wood and here two are mounted in concrete and stone whilst one lacks a base and the other is mounted in a log These are quite large sculptures the dimension given refers to the largest one and they are available singly or as a group from 195 or 495 for the group of four 2092 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-storks-28-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 495 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved Oak Pillars in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/carved-oak-pillars-in-original-paint-31-0-refno-1924.html A fantastic pair of antique carved oak pillars reclaimed from porch of old farmhouse in their original green painted decoration Hand carved Quintessential traditional and archaic looking Romanian wood carvingSuperb conditionThink of the wood sculpture of modernist Brancusi and his great homage to Romanias wood civilisation Endless Column 1924 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-oak-pillars-in-original-paint-50-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Characterful Antique Peasant Dresser in Warm Black https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/characterful-antique-peasant-dresser-in-warm-black-9-0-refno-3547.html A unique antique pine dresser from Eastern Europe early looking features and unusual features from the zig zag moulding around the glazed section to the arched windows and fielded panelling on the lower sections Much of this suggests an 18th century date for manufacture or a hangover of early styles The little scrolling quotarmsquot on carved supports to either side of the counter top are a most charming and again unusual ornamental feature If it could speak this piece of very old peasant furniture from the far off lands heading into Bessarabia could no doubt tell many a tale 3547 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/characterful-antique-peasant-dresser-in-warm-black-29-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Charming Watercolour Folk Art Portraits by the Rvd Brocklebank https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/charming-watercolour-folk-art-portraits-by-the-rvd-brocklebank-10-0-refno-940.html A naive watercolour and drawing of Dr John Phillips Surgeon of Malpas Cheshire Actually a double folk portrait as there is a miniature oval head portrait attached to this work of a curly red-headed artisan-gentleman with a boxers profile who is presumably Edward Randles the Great Chimney Doctor for Smoking Chimneys We know all this as in true eccentric English fashion there is a card attached to the back of the piece written by Thos Bostock giving us all the necessary local historical legendDr John Phillips of Malpas Cheshire Surgeon A self taught man in his time rode not less than three and four horses a day to visit his patients The works were penned by Brocklebank a Rector of Old Chad Chapel Tushingham A later owner has followed suit and written details of his re-framing of the work in 2001A quintessential English Folk Art portrait worthy of inclusion in any representative collection 940 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/charming-watercolour-folk-art-portraits-by-the-rvd-brocklebank-940-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Smaller Bulk Order Items, Antique PaintingsPaintings 990 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Chip-Carved Wooden Arm and Hand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/chipcarved-wooden-arm-and-hand-22-0-refno-1119.html A wooden carving of an arm and hand Rather like a club Chip carved A club tribal staff medecine mans healing hand Or maybe just a back-scratcher 1119 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/chip-carved-wooden-arm-and-hand-1119-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Collection of 4 Antique Wooden Spoons https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/collection-of-4-antique-wooden-spoons-12-0-refno-2593.html Four antique wooden spoons one with original green paint one long oak spoon one in chesnut coloured fruitwood with old repairs one with carving Great price These are from the mountains Size is approximate referring to larger pieces 2593 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/collection-of-4-antique-wooden-spoons-24-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 140 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Collection of Antique Wooden Kitchenalia https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/collection-of-antique-wooden-kitchenalia-12-0-refno-2590.html Antique spoons some carved a wooden mallet for food preptwo hardwood mortars one with pestle and two scoops 2590 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/collection-of-antique-wooden-kitchenalia-29-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 275 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Colourful Traditional Folk Art Pine Box Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/colourful-traditional-folk-art-pine-box-bench-2-0-refno-2974.html An old box bench with outstanding folk art decoration made for a marriage and dated 1957 it is either an old box bench re-painted or simply one made and decorated at this time 60 years ago and in accordance with 19th century village traditions This piece is very clean and with a double box lid with storage within 2974 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/colourful-traditional-folk-art-pine-box-bench-42-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cornish Harbour Scene by William Todd Brown 1875-1952 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/cornish-harbour-scene-by-william-todd-brown-18751952--27-0-refno-3312.html Cornish painters from an early period took a story teller039s perspective to the fisherman039s harbour scene one perpetuated on biscuit tins fish food packaging and modern tourist art a conceptual view in which fishermen tend to be bearded worthies smoking clay pipes and the sea and sky are always blueAdrian Stokes who lived in Carbis Bay and St Ives around the same time as William Todd Brown lived there remarked that the view from Carbis Bay cliff in the morning could be distinctly quotSamoanquot and the sea was often quotpure greenquotStokes and Brown were avant-gardists attuned to the poetry of sensation light colour impressions things quotas they really arequot or at least as they appeared to them - material to strive to make order from not to bend too easily to the shapes of wish fulfillment and received ideas carving not modellingBrown was a star student in the 1910s at the Slade under the tutelage of our foremost Impressionist - another recorder of seaside epiphanies - Philip Wilson Steer Here in this evidently mature work an oil on board from the 1930s or 40s we see Brown has moved on to absorb the even more radical lessons of French Impressionism - Matisse039s quotLa Raie Vertequot portrait of Madame Matisse for example a touchstone for understanding the Fauve use of colour as tone ie the observed not mere colour expression Chiefly though one notes the influence of Monet both Argenteuil and Giverny the lightly buoyant water takes centre stage hulls sails and distant objects bunch up top and are near abstract shapes water surface amp shadows are pleasing chunks and slivers of colour as if detached from the solid but cohering in an unforced harmony of protean greens from sage to aqua and in the foreground delightful mauve between snake-like ripples evokes late lily padsThis is a most accomplished translation of French painterly vision to the English scene Brown was not a great gallery exhibitor making his living as an educator and it would be no surprise to see his works newly discovered 3312 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cornish-harbour-scene-by-william-todd-brown-1875-1952--20-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cute Antique Russian Peasant Dresser https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/cute-antique-russian-peasant-dresser-14-0-refno-3237.html A cute small but smart antique pine country dresser from the North West of Russia In one piece the upper part is glazed with shelf to interior and decorative carved or crimped window frames that are typical of this regionThe lower section has a single drawer and two doors with cupboard to interior with bold hand carved fielded panels to drawer and door fronts The pine is dense and solid without trace of damp or worm damage which is typical of country furniture from these Northern lands 3237 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cute-antique-russian-peasant-dresser-12-TH.gif BookcasesShelves, DressersDresser Bases, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cute Smaller Old White Bench with Drawer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/cute-smaller-old-white-bench-with-drawer-2-0-refno-3544.html A cute smaller sized box bench with drawer Carved decorative fretwork to back and arm rests and attractive off white unwaxed finish 3544 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cute-smaller-old-white-bench-with-drawer-53-TH.jpg Benches, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Antique Glazed Olive Jar https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/decorative-antique-glazed-olive-jar-22-0-refno-3452.html A distinctly Greek not to say Cretan look to this antique terracotta water or olive jar decorated with abstract designs Old cracking but sound 3452 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-antique-glazed-olive-jar-51-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Unrestored, Accessories DecorationEurope 65 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Antique Painted Pine Wardrobe https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/decorative-antique-painted-pine-wardrobe-7-0-refno-2760.html A really smart antique decorative pine wardrobe We try to buy the best pieces this one stood out as it had a lot of nice decorative detailing but without being too fancy The interior at present has the original hooks with shelf We can add shelves or put in a rail on request 2760 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-antique-painted-pine-wardrobe-46-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Big CupboardsArmoires 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative European Classical Pine Settle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/decorative-european-classical-pine-settle-2-0-refno-2825.html A pine and hardwood settle with many decorative features a super smart piece Later 19th century European 2825 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-european-classical-pine-settle-16-TH.jpg Benches, 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Icon in Blue on Wood Panel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/decorative-icon-in-blue-on-wood-panel-22-0-refno-2821.html A fresh and appealing large antique painted icon in pale blues and golds On wood panel 19th centuryItalian or Southern Europe A nice decorative piece 2821 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-icon-in-blue-on-wood-panel-8-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, Religious Art, EuropePaintings Pre 1900 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Ladys Armchair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/decorative-ladys-armchair-5-0-refno-1447.html A quality decorative antique upholstered armchair English later 19th or turn of the century On casters Nice colour to wood Can used as is or re-upholstered 1447 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-ladys-armchair-1447-TH.jpg Chairs, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Old Saloon Doors https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/decorative-old-saloon-doors-31-0-refno-3278.html A decorative pair of doors from a pub wooden with paint curious cotton reel style construction Imagine stopping the car at a roadside tavern somewhere in the mountains gap-toothed Macedonian worthy serves a cold beer Can be re-hinged and used as saloon doors or make interesting decorative wall feature 3278 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-old-saloon-doors-7-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Painted Door with Inscription https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/decorative-painted-door-with-inscription-31-0-refno-3543.html A most unusual painted door from Eastern Europe double-sided and very good condition - the inscription across the top in Cyrillic seems to refer to quotthe house of Elenaquot and would merit further scrutiny With the hinges the door is 1105cm wide 3543 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-painted-door-with-inscription-30-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Painted Wooden Plate Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/decorative-painted-wooden-plate-rack-12-0-refno-3531.html A decorative and colourful painted wooden and metal large plate rack - made of dense hardwood 3531 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-painted-wooden-plate-rack-30-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Pine Door with Love Hearts https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/decorative-pine-door-with-love-hearts-31-0-refno-2039.html A decorative panelled pine door in original condition long strap hinges and panels with neo-classical reeded pilaster style columns diamond and love hearts Wonderfully crusty and untouched original condition Width goes to outer edge of hinge socketsGreat price 2039 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-pine-door-with-love-hearts-59-TH.jpg Architectural, 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Pine Slatted Bench in Pale Grey https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/decorative-pine-slatted-bench-in-pale-grey-2-0-refno-3077.html A decorative grey painted pine bench with 6 tapering legsEuropean early 20th cent 3077 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-pine-slatted-bench-in-pale-grey-14-TH.jpg Benches, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Plate with Cockrel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/decorative-plate-with-cockrel-22-0-refno-2095.html A decorative painted and glazed earthenware dish or plate with bold Picasso-esque cockerel this type of painting is known from certain centres in southern Romania 2095 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-plate-with-cockrel-3-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 65 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Rustic Frame with Photo Portrait https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/decorative-rustic-frame-with-photo-portrait-22-0-refno-2765.html Photo portraits were extremely popular at the end of the 19th century it was commonplace if travelling and working away from home to have a professional portrait taken of one039s family This one was taken in by a Mr Fuss in Dieringhausen Dieringhausen was a tiny village that expanded hugely in the 1880s as it was the site of a major new rail junction and freight terminal A father owning this piece may well have been living and working as a railway worker in the one of the settlements himself and made the frame by hand with loving care What is called in America quottrampworkquot and supposedly made by hobos was commonplace homemade folk art craft for shepherds and country people in Europe especially those enduring idle hours owing to the nature of solitary workOn the other hand the robustness and artistry of the frame suggests it could have been professionally made It039s plausible that a frame maker039s would have found good business in a busy emerging town like Dieringhausen offering a range of decorative frames for photos in the then fashionable quotrusticquot style from bark and pine stalks This one is a rare survival and perfect condition 2765 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-rustic-frame-with-photo-portrait-41-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Window Surround https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/decorative-window-surround-12-0-refno-1328.html A fantastic decorative wooden window surround from Siberia Mixture of western and eastern local motifsHere the fretwork carving to the top includes love-hearts and confronted birds like oystercatchers As in the carved decoration of an Irish dresser the oriental Siberian craftsman marries self-conscious local references alongside the more familiar Western ones from the classical tradition Very good condition 1328 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-window-surround-1328-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Delightful Georgian Pine Side Table in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/delightful-georgian-pine-side-table-in-original-paint-15-0-refno-3233.html Some things just have a great look this is a delightful Georgian English pine washstand or side table with shaped gallery concave pot-board slender tapering legs amp supporting two drawers The earthy pink or orangey red with echoes of Pompeii is a period colour and nicely worn and crackled with hints of a slightly earlier blue and white decoration beneath But really one would not want to touch this piece cleaned and solid not waxed 3233 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/delightful-georgian-pine-side-table-in-original-paint-21-TH.gif Tables, Side tableLamp tableMisc 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Delightful Painted Pine Marriage Bed End https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/delightful-painted-pine-marriage-bed-end-22-0-refno-3245.html A painted pine marriage bed end from the remote Hungarian tribes of Eastern Europe - this one is in the style of the quotfancyquot country where the brides on Sunday wore folk costume with the samecolours and patterning It dates from the 1940s and is dated - the colours have softened with age making it an attractive wall decoration and example of European folk painting 3245 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/delightful-painted-pine-marriage-bed-end-11-TH.gif Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Distaff with Chip Carved Design https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/distaff-with-chip-carved-design-22-0-refno-624.html In some regions the distaffs were unpainted and chipcarved with abstract designs whose meanings were symbolic and traditionalIt has long been acknowledged the influence of Russian folk art on pioneers of abstract art such as Malevich and Kandinsky and when these urban radicals ventured out into the remote countryside to seek their primitive influences much as their French counterparts had done in Iberia and via the imports of Africa it is objects such as this spinning tool that they would have seen 624 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/distaff-with-chip-carved-design-624-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Driftwood Throne https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/driftwood-throne-12-0-refno-1670.html A marvellous and large scale throne-like chair made out of driftwood by a master craftsman a work of art and one-off piece Check out the scale a perfectly usable chair with solid slab scrub pine seat Highly decorative and inspiring the imagination 1670 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/driftwood-throne-12-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Carved Doorway with Roof https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/early-carved-doorway-with-roof-31-0-refno-1904.html One of the remarkable sights seen by early 20th century Western travellers and photographers in the eastern parts of the old Austrian Empire were the carved gateways to farmsteads in the villages of Transylvania This gateway originating from an abandoned farm in the eastern Carpathians is made of huge timbers of oak it has early looking abstract and geometric chip carving that is normally found on old Romanian folk art and of a distinctly pre-AD feel not in respect of manufacture but of symbolic origins There is also some later carving of initials and a mid-20th century date suggesting this farmstead was Szekeler an old Hungarian tribe or perhaps the home came into the possession of a Szekeler family and was made by an earlier peoples living there The door itself hangs by iron hinges and opens whilst the whole thing is roofed With the roof we also have a set of original terracotta tiles In this part of Europe especially before the region became part of Romania in 1920 there were many different ethnic groups and the eastern most parts traditionally bordered onto the empires of the eastern barbaroi the Mongolians in the 13th century for example or the Ottomans in the 19th These traditional gateways have the atmosphere therefore of much earlier domestic structures in the West like Stokesay castle on the Welsh borders but they are also like gates of merchants houses in Indian cities from more recent times Their purpose was both defensive and magical the doors opened into courtyard farm dwellings and the symbols transcribed framing the door protected in not only a physical sense against intruders strangers wolves vampires and other malign spirits of which in this culturally layered and richly historical region of old Europe there were many If one could only find some spot to house such a rare item who could ever wish to part with it 1904 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-carved-doorway-with-roof-34-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 1450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Oak Trestle Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/early-oak-trestle-table-15-0-refno-2993.html A very old and characterful table with weathered one plank oak top and trestle base a rare survival Old green paint to baseSolid and restored but unwaxed 2993 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-oak-trestle-table-52-TH.jpg Tables, 600 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Phallus Headstone with Inscription https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/early-phallus-headstone-with-inscription-22-0-refno-3276.html Found in Transylvania a transit point for many different ethnic tribes over the centuriesa large stone carved phallus and with inscription in old Hungarian quotAnnoItt Nyugszik Az Urban boldogul kimult HarMartonquot - it must be a headstone as this reads roughly quotHere lies happily resting in the Lordquot The date and name are not clear Ottoman headstones are not quite like this they can be pillar shaped and often mounted with a turban but are not actually phallic There is one place the Khalid Nabi cemetery in N-E Iran where phallic tomb or headstones can be seen but this seems a far cry from a Hungarian tomb in Eastern Europe So there is a story for ethnographers to unravel here in this evidently very rare piece 3276 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-phallus-headstone-with-inscription-59-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Garden, 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Pine Dresser in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/early-pine-dresser-in-original-paint-9-0-refno-3215.html A very rare early pine dresser in its original cream and white paintsDates to the early to mid 18th century and from the NorfolkEast coast regionCounter height is 93cm and to top of gallery 111cm 3 drawers over two doors and shelves within 3215 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-pine-dresser-in-original-paint-31-TH.gif DressersDresser Bases, 4250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Russian Table in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/early-russian-table-in-original-paint-15-0-refno-2255.html This is a typical form of table found in Scandinavia and N-W Russia and from the 16th to the early 19th centuryThis one made of birchwood which has a rich golden glow underneath the original earth pigment black stain or paint The legs have an impressive primitive hand carved appearance 2255 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-russian-table-in-original-paint-56-TH.jpg Tables, Side tableLamp tableMisc 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Elm and Chesnut Painted Arc or Hewn Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/elm-and-chesnut-painted-arc-or-hewn-chest-18-0-refno-666.html Antique elm or chesnut lidded trunk or box possibly a dowry chest from Spain Early construction made of hewn planks pegged into stile legs this type of furniture is found in mountaineous areas throughout Europe for hundreds of years but this quite sophisticated with panelled front and Baroque detailing Original paint or stain 666 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/elm-and-chesnut-painted-arc-or-hewn-chest-666-TH.jpg Boxes, 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Antique Painted Wooden Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/english-antique-painted-wooden-trade-sign-12-0-refno-2850.html A stand out piece of English Folk Art a long pine shop sign for quotT Symondsquot It is painted on three thick pine boards on a green ground with cream lettering It was bought from a collector who found it in Helston Cornwall and indeed Symons is a family name with strong connections to Cornwall 2850 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-antique-painted-wooden-trade-sign-2-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Folk Art Cobbler039s Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/english-folk-art-cobblerand039s-trade-sign-10-0-refno-2848.html A terrific and must be rare piece of English folk art apparently a walking stick but delicate and carved and in fact it seems to have been a trade sign for a cobbler that must have been displayed at his stand or outside a shop on the street or at a fair or market The handle in two parts and pegged through forms a carved foot with boot whilst on both sides the rest of the handle is decorated with carvings representing tools and other signs of the cobbler039s art The stick is otherwise elaborately carved and it is in its original paint 2848 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-folk-art-cobblers-trade-sign-47-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Golf Club Pine Bench in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/english-golf-club-pine-bench-in-original-paint-2-0-refno-2684.html Congratulations to Danny Willet of Rotheram Yorkshire on his Master039s victory only the second Englishman ever to win this tournament This must be a rare piece a simple pine bench in original paint reading quotYorkshire Golf Clubquot on one side and on the other side two pointing hands and the words quotNo spikes past herequot Clearly this piece survived owing to its being indoors There is no longer a Yorkshire GC as far we know it was probably re-named but where was itquot 2684 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-golf-club-pine-bench-in-original-paint-35-TH.jpg Benches, 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Nativity Church Model https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/english-nativity-church-model-10-0-refno-2488.html A large model of an English Church hand made probably formed part of a Nativity celebrationIt is signed and dated The interior is fitted out like a doll039s house The interior is lit 2488 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-nativity-church-model-17-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Exceptional Marriage Trunk with Folk Art Decoration https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/exceptional-marriage-trunk-with-folk-art-decoration-18-0-refno-3484.html An exceptional marriage trunk or pine dowry with vibrant folk painting there are mirrors and wooden tassles to the front apotropaic devices - the decoration was traditional and tribal and the piece formed part of a marriage suite for Katy Varga in 1942 Very clean condition as kept indoors all it039s life and barely used Ref 3466 comes from same family collection 3484 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/exceptional-marriage-trunk-with-folk-art-decoration-54-TH.gif Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Floral Marbled Marriage Coffer from Pardubice https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/floral-marbled-marriage-coffer-from-pardubice-18-0-refno-3030.html Another superb example of a quality antique pine marriage trunk from Central Europe This one from the same village as ref 3029The painting and manufacture is of the highest quality This one is nicely aged and very clean to the interior 3030 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/floral-marbled-marriage-coffer-from-pardubice-19-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Blue Dowry Box 1861 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/folk-art-blue-dowry-box-1861-18-0-refno-1782.html An antique pine blanket box or dowry chest clearly made for a marriage in the 1860s Date to front Striking and attractive original folk art paint decoration showing garlands and flowers on blue ground Stands high on shapely bracket foot base 1782 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-blue-dowry-box-1861-5-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Driftwood Armchair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/folk-art-driftwood-armchair-5-0-refno-3347.html A large and really solid oak armchair artistically made from driftwood - a striking one off example of contemporary English folk art 3347 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-driftwood-armchair-59-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Grey Painted Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-grey-painted-bench-22-0-refno-548.html Wonderful carved bench made of walnut or similar hardwood with original blue-grey paint child sized pegged construction One of those pieces which is as much a sculpture as piece of utilitarean furniture Could easily be 2 or 3 times the price and be inexpensive as it is a unique hand carved piece 548 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-grey-painted-bench-548-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Painted Pine Plate and Hook Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-painted-pine-plate-and-hook-rack-22-0-refno-2904.html There is a Picasso-esque or Modern Art look to this decorative folk art plate and pot rack from Romania 2904 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-painted-pine-plate-and-hook-rack-3-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Portrait https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/folk-art-portrait-10-0-refno-961.html A terrific oil on canvas and quintessential working class British Folk Art portait Fits into the category of portraits of local characters See the famous George Smarts Portrait of the postman Old Bright in the Compton Verney Folk Art Collection or The Portrait of Dr John Phillips by the Rvd Brocklebank item 940 in our websiteIn its cariacature aspect this portrait also resembles the popular art of John Collier and others of his ilk whose names we dont know Re-lined onto coarse hessian Was probably very dirty and seems to have been cursorily cleaned but without taking away the freshness of the colour Would benefit from a light professional cleanFor more discussion see April blog Folk Art Warwick and Recent Finds 961 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-portrait-961-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 1950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk art shrine https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-shrine-22-0-refno-177.html Typically vibrant multi-media wayside or domestic shrine for worship ancient in form and spirit but made from earth fibres clay paint plastic and other shards 177 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-shrine-177-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Painted Marriage Box from Fancy Country https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/folk-painted-marriage-box-from-fancy-country-18-0-refno-3535.html A vibrantly decorated marriage chest from Transylvania Hungarian ethnic tribes live to this day in the villages where this chest came from and where furniture was made like this even up until the 1950s Very clean and tidy to the interior Paint nicely aged Blue overpaint to sides and carrying handles 3535 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-painted-marriage-box-from-fancy-country-24-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Painting on Glass of Cormorant https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/folk-painting-on-glass-of-cormorant-27-0-refno-3532.html A decorative and colourful reverse painting on glass depicting a web footed bird probably of the cormorant family - in some countries in the East peasants have traditionally fished with cormorants and in folk lore generally the cormorant is a positive symbol - unlike in the Western Christian tradition in which as in Paradise Lost the cormorant is associated with appetite and death 3532 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-painting-on-glass-of-cormorant-56-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 90 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Genuine Old Whirligig from Taunton https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/genuine-old-whirligig-from-taunton-10-0-refno-487.html Genuine English Whirligig on new stand Made by Ernest Lillycrap a wheelwright and carpenter of Ruishton Taunton The whirligig spent all of its life on a line post in neighbouring village of Creech St Michael On the death of the owner it passed to Frederick Sweeting 487 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/genuine-old-whirligig-from-taunton-487-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Georgian English Box in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/georgian-english-box-in-original-paint-18-0-refno-2694.html An antique pine box English in original red paint very good condition candlebox and original hinges 2694 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/georgian-english-box-in-original-paint-36-TH.jpg Boxes, 270 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Georgian Irish Pine Glazed Cupboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/georgian-irish-pine-glazed-cupboard-7-0-refno-3555.html A smart antique painted pine glazed cupboard from Ireland it has a good look with it039s chalky old white exterior finish amp especially appealing is the original blue and white paint to interior of the upper glazed section which has been revealed by dry scraping the later paint off Below this are two drawers over two doorsBeing not so deep as the linen presses this piece is easy to accommodate and suitable for kitchen or drawing room or even hall area Georgian proportions dentil mould to top moulding and bracket base tick the style boxes 3555 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/georgian-irish-pine-glazed-cupboard-57-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, BookcasesShelves, DressersDresser Bases, 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Georgian Pine amp Metal Lined Box in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/georgian-pine-and-metal-lined-box-in-original-paint-18-0-refno-3311.html An original country house piece with a great look A nicely proportioned pine box in original pale green paint from a hall in Norfolk and dating from either the Queen Anne or mid-18th century periodIt is zinc or tin lined and would probably have been used as a cooler for wine and other beveragesProvenance Booton Hall near Reepham Norfolk 3311 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/georgian-pine-and-metal-lined-box-in-original-paint-23-TH.jpg Boxes, 1450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Giant Edwardian Pond Yacht https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/giant-edwardian-pond-yacht-12-0-refno-1506.html If they did a tv programme on the best 100 christmas presents ever then this would surely feature on it A giant and quality Edwardian pond yacht One sees antique pond yachts for sale but this one is a very good one impressive scale very good condition attractive painted colouring to base and on a specially made stand Fully rigged by an expert Another statement piece 1506 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/giant-edwardian-pond-yacht-10-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, 1400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Giant Horseshoe Antique Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/giant-horseshoe-antique-trade-sign-12-0-refno-1097.html If you are in search of luck this may be the piece for you A giant iron horseshoe with some decoration and nail holes Used as trade sign for a blacksmithSomething for an antique folk art collector or just a good decorative itemProvenance Folk Museum Tempo Northern Ireland 1097 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/giant-horseshoe-antique-trade-sign-1097-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Gorgeous Antique Tartan Wool Runner https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/gorgeous-antique-tartan-wool-runner-12-0-refno-2495.html An antique runner from the Ukraine Beautiful coloursHand made in the home on primitive loom using natural materials 2495 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/gorgeous-antique-tartan-wool-runner-57-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Gorgeous Flower Painted Jug on Old Cream Glaze https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/gorgeous-flower-painted-jug-on-old-cream-glaze-22-0-refno-3424.html An aged peasant terracotta storage pot with lovely thick cream glaze and hand painted pink blue and yellow flowers Size approximate 3424 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/gorgeous-flower-painted-jug-on-old-cream-glaze-36-TH.JPG Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 70 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Gorgeous Folk Art Painted Marriage Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/gorgeous-folk-art-painted-marriage-box-18-0-refno-3171.html Another great example of a dowry coffer from this region Excellent condition inside and out The front very clean and the top beautifully faded where the box has been used as a seat or had clothes and blankets covering itThis box is probably 19th century and may have been re-painted in the 1920s It belonged to the Abraham family Family history and births are casually recorded in the interior - as testimony to the strong sense of tradition a quotJanos Abrahamquot was born in 1920 1948 and 1987 3171 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/gorgeous-folk-art-painted-marriage-box-52-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Greek St Nicholas on Blue Ground https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/greek-st-nicholas-on-blue-ground-27-0-refno-2844.html An 18th century Greek icon on St Nicholas painted on curved panel with inscription to reverse A bold symmetrical composition with characteristic Mediterranean spring colouring the predominant and joyous blue ground sets the key note complimented by the faded terracotta pink of the saint039s cloak and the green of his sash with lemon yellow crosses 2844 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/greek-st-nicholas-on-blue-ground-36-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Green Neo-Classical Metal UrnPlanter https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/green-neoclassical-metal-urn-planter-11-0-refno-3240.html A nicely proportioned antique neo-classical style metal urn - with it039s original green paint it makes a decorative garden planter 3240 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/green-neo-classical-metal-urn-planter-40-TH.gif Garden, 140 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Group of Mediterranean Glazed Olive Pots https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/group-of-mediterranean-glazed-olive-pots-22-0-refno-3006.html A group of heavy earthenware antique and later two handled urn or pots used for general purpose and olive oil etc From the eastern Mediterranean Greece and Turkish coast Can be sold individually - some of these very old and some in same style from mid 20th centuryFrom 45 to 60 Or 390 for group 3006 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/group-of-mediterranean-glazed-olive-pots-12-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Hr Janssen039s quotDanish Oak Boxquot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/hr-janssenand039s-danish-oak-box-22-0-refno-3513.html A neat oak or ash box with sliding lid nicely inscribed in freehand carving to a JGJanssen a Danish name - it has attractive grain character and colour to the wood These types of boxes are usually belonging to men and for letters or writing instruments 3513 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/hr-janssens-danish-oak-box-11-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Icon on panel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/icon-on-panel-22-0-refno-339.html Small delightful two panel primitive icon on wood board from Bulgaria 339 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/icon-on-panel-339-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Abstract in Yellow and Black https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-post-1900/large-abstract-in-yellow-and-black-27-36-refno-1303.html Something of Clyfford Still here and the biomorphic surrealism of Abstract Expressionism in this canvas probably dating from the 1950s or 1960s Large and decorative it appears to have been stored and framed in relatively recent times Either American or by an English painter influenced by American painting of the 50s and 60s 1303 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-abstract-in-yellow-and-black-1303-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Antique Pine Farmhouse Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/large-antique-pine-farmhouse-table-15-0-refno-3501.html A 7ft 4quot country table with richly coloured pine D-end top and painted hardwood base Height is conventional 305quot and there is ample knee clearance at 25quot 3501 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-antique-pine-farmhouse-table-27-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouse 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Antique Sicilian Marionette Knight https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-antique-sicilian-marionette-knight-22-0-refno-2691.html A large wooden and painted marionette of the Knight Roland or one of his knights from the traditional Sicilian puppet theatre later 19th century complete and restored with decorative metal armor shield and sword and with original clothing Overall very good condition 2691 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-antique-sicilian-marionette-knight-53-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Antique Two Handled Green Pot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-antique-two-handled-green-pot-22-0-refno-3201.html An unusually large two handled and heavy thick green glazed storage or oil jar from the 19th century 3201 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-antique-two-handled-green-pot-52-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Icon of Joachim Anna https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-icon-of-joachim-and-anna-22-0-refno-345.html Unusually large icon on heavy fruitwood board of Joachim and Anna probably Romanian 19th century 345 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-icon-of-joachim-and-anna-345-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Modernist Nordic Light Oil on Canvas by Torsleff https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/large-modernist-nordic-light-oil-on-canvas-by-torsleff-27-0-refno-3415.html A terrific large seacliff view oil on canvas by renowned Danish painter August Torselff 1884-1968 - this painting039s full title is topographical quotView from the East Coast of Jutland at Blommehaven Skade Bakkerquot it captures a moment of typical Nordic light and serenity it is evening or morning with a sliver of moon visible over the quiet coastline as a sailboat slips by The work is signed quotTorsleffquot it is large scale mantelpiece size being almost 5ft wide with frameTorsleff is a celebrated artist in his native country and abroad according to the evidence of his catalogue he was a prolific portrait painter and often in a somewhat garish Modernist style this could be seen as the commercial and public face of his art In this early work we see the other side of the artist the more reflective side in a poetic vision of place that seems typically Scandinavian 3415 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-modernist-nordic-light-oil-on-canvas-by-torsleff-45-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Red Painted Dowry Box with Folk Symbols https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/large-red-painted-dowry-box-with-folk-symbols-18-0-refno-3167.html This is a typical piece from what was called Galicia and used to be Poland but is now south western Ukraine - ie it is typical in its size and the large bracket feet It is really good condition decorative metal work on the lid and corners is all intact The front has panels creating the illusion of drawers which it does not have The paint decoration is a earthy red grain painting but then with the unusual addition of bold folky abstract symbols - you see not dissimilar marks decorating the outsides of peasant houses most famously in Cicmany SlovakiaBut there are also a strong echoes of the surrealistic doodling of the Spanish modernist-primitivist Joan Miro 3167 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-red-painted-dowry-box-with-folk-symbols-45-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Striped Peasant Storage Pot with Stripes https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-striped-peasant-storage-pot-with-stripes-22-0-refno-3552.html A large peasant earthenware food storage pot with bold striped glazing 19th century 3552 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-striped-peasant-storage-pot-with-stripes-42-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 90 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Vintage Plate with Spiral Decoration https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-vintage-plate-with-spiral-decoration-22-0-refno-3556.html A traditional craft made earthenware plate from land of the Olt in Transylvania - the plates are made by families in one village and the techniques used to create this distinctive look are to some extent a secretPlates by the master potters are already becoming modern classics 3556 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-vintage-plate-with-spiral-decoration-52-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 75 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Long Scrubbed Pine Antique Table unrestored https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/long-scrubbed-pine-antique-table-unrestored--15-0-refno-2948.html A very long 12ft antique pine table or work table from 19th century laundry The top planks have a lovely colour and scrubbed look Unrestored as seen Suitable as shop piece or big diner price includes any necessary tidying up 2948 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/long-scrubbed-pine-antique-table-unrestored--33-TH.jpg Tables, TradeUnrestored, DiningFarmhouse 1550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Long Zinc Planters https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/long-zinc-planters-12-0-refno-3017.html Long galvanized zinc vintage and antique troughs ideal as planters Limited supply 3017 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/long-zinc-planters-57-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, 65 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Low Retro Coffee Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/low-retro-coffee-table-15-0-refno-1471.html A low square coffee table post-war retro piece with mosaic of black white and grey stone tiles and feet not unlike those of a lunar landing module circa 1968 1471 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/low-retro-coffee-table-1471-TH.jpg Tables, Coffee table 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Magnificent Swedish Oak Dowry Box quot1806quot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/magnificent-swedish-oak-dowry-box-1806-18-0-refno-3508.html A large solid oak dowry box with original folk painting and decorative metal strapping two large carrying handles to sides made for marriage dated quot1806quot 3508 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/magnificent-swedish-oak-dowry-box-1806-46-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Man-Sized Sugan Chair in Elm https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/mansized-sugan-chair-in-elm-5-0-refno-1387.html Hard to convey the scale of this piece in the photographsThese types of chair one sees but rarely with the rope seat in such good sturdy condition and rarely if ever with such generous and usable scale - and that is not tomention the lovely colour of the wood the delightful and honest open construction with bold pegs protruding the excellent preservation One imagines a shepherd of the Great Plain sat in this chair smoking a pipe wearing his full ankle length sheepskin overcoat Predates the elimination of tribal dress by the Singer sewing machine and eminently suitable as an everyday desk chair 1387 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/man-sized-sugan-chair-in-elm-1387-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Massive Stoneware Jubilee Hunting Jug https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/massive-stoneware-jubilee-hunting-jug-10-0-refno-1144.html A huge and heavy Stoneware Salt Glaze Hunting Jug inscribed Sarum Jug referring to Old Sarum Fired to celebrate Queen Victorias Golden Jubilee in 1887 and may have been intended to serve ale or mead at a feast Decorated with vines bacchic masks drinking Toby figures windmills and royal coat of armsThis Sarum Jug is so called perhaps because it was made in Salisbury Old Sarum or because of its similarity in form to the large kettle jugs made in the 19th century and called Old Sarum jugsDamaged in firing but very sound sections of the outer wall have sloughed away but the walls of the pot are very thick and faults have not penetrated to the interior Uncommon Category English Folk Pottery Antique Folk Art Antique Stoneware Hunting Jug 1144 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/massive-stoneware-jubilee-hunting-jug-1144-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Carved Ark or Wallachian Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/miniature-carved-ark-or-wallachian-coffer-18-0-refno-3295.html Very small or miniature arcs or quotsusekquot as the Hungarians call them were made and these would have been trade display models taken to market by carpenters and also used in the home for precious keepsakes The arc Wallachian coffer or sarcophagus chest are the quintessential item of furniture of the mountain dwelling peasants who lived by transhumance and these ancient boxes are found wherever they are found whether in Ukraine or in Spain It is hard to date this piece as the same furniture was made before Christ and up until the early 20th century - this example has a wonderful colour and is very good condition 3295 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-carved-ark-or-wallachian-coffer-39-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Coffer with Inscriptions https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/miniature-coffer-with-inscriptions-18-0-refno-2995.html The plank built beechwood coffer resembling a sarcophagus tomb but used as a dowry box was found throughout the highlands of Eastern and South Eastern Europe Several countries including Romania Slovakia Serbia Hungary claim old examples of these as a quintessential symbols of their folk heritageThis one is not an old one but a mid 20th century miniature copy or homage to the tradition it is very skilfully made and inscribed in Hungarian Emlekul a sovarad pionirpiktol which means approximately quotRemember us the students of Sovaradquot a townSo this appears to be a piece commissioned for somebody as a gift perhaps a parting gift from students to a professorof carpentry history or ethnography The box is a Magyarised version of it039s type with the feet forming tulips a national symbolOn the top is a dove with an olive branch - it could be a reference to the recipient travelling to foreign lands but this is also a common motif of the time a reminder of how the Soviet rulers actively encouraged folk heritage and through propaganda proposed feelings of national sentiment to be part of not contra to the broader fraternity and family of International Peace and Socialism 2995 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-coffer-with-inscriptions-44-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 365 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Pine Chest in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/miniature-pine-chest-in-original-paint-22-0-refno-2892.html Rare apprentice piece antique pine chest of drawers with decorative flower painting on white ground 2892 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-pine-chest-in-original-paint-57-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Mongolian Carved amp Painted Pine Sideboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/mongolian-carved-and-painted-pine-sideboard-9-0-refno-3042.html An unusual painted pine carved sideboard with three drawers from Mongolia This piece has interesting symbolism with confronted or heraldic tigers and a lotus blossom surmounting a flaming pyre Bought around 15 years ago when country furniture first started to come out of China 3042 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/mongolian-carved-and-painted-pine-sideboard-34-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Naive Painting of Tanhouse Farm by AS https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/naive-painting-of-tanhouse-farm-by-as-10-0-refno-1304.html A vivid naive oil on canvas with lots of interesting local details The farmer smoking his clay pipe on his doorstep the wife in her broad brimmed summer hat feeding the chickens and turkey cock the fine old farmhouse perhaps originally a medieval tannery with its early bay window its long undulating red tiled roof and distempered walls The farmer has been tending his cottage garden there are geraniums or something like them decorating the window sills two firkins appear to be attached to a drain to catch rainwater and a large roller and shallow oak barrel are propped neatly by the path ready for use This is another genre of folk painting sometimes like here with real detail and social history the house portrait There are many Tanhouse Farms in the country one imagines this one may have been in the Midlands as the painting came locally and ones hunch is that it has never travelled far It has a good quality rosewood frame in its original red stain and it has probably been in this frame and behind glass since it was painted as once removed as here the colour appears particularly freshThe dimensions include the frame which is in the price 1304 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/naive-painting-of-tanhouse-farm-by-as-1304-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Naive Woodcut of Rugby game on Oak Panel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/naive-woodcut-of-rugby-game-on-oak-panel-10-0-refno-612.html Wonderful 19th century antique woodcut of a rugby match with naive elements On oak panel Reminiscent of the most famous 19th c painting of a rugby game by William WollenThe Roses Match Was found in the south west of England and came with one more panel more naively rendered of a cricket match which gives the impression that this piece may be based on a painting or print Rather reminiscent of the famous 19th c painting of a rugby match William Wollens famous The Roses Match 612 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/naive-woodcut-of-rugby-game-on-oak-panel-612-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 790 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Neo-Classical Antique Pine Chest in Dove Grey https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/neoclassical-antique-pine-chest-in-dove-grey-6-0-refno-3453.html An impressive simply styled and wide antique pine chest three commodious drawers and pleasing classical proportions 3453 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/neo-classical-antique-pine-chest-in-dove-grey-39-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Neo-Classical Carved and Gilded Antique Mirror https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-mirrors/neoclassical-carved-and-gilded-antique-mirror-33-0-refno-3015.html This is no anaemic gilded mirror overpriced and in a fancy high street shopIt is a boldly carved and large genuine antique frame with old mirror possibly original but such good condition perhaps just old It is rare to find such a piece in untouched condition like this giving it a rugged and authentic decorative lookIt can be hung horizontally like this or vertically as the old wire to reverse shows 3015 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/neo-classical-carved-and-gilded-antique-mirror-0-TH.jpg Mirrors, 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Neo-Classical Chest with Carved Details https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/neoclassical-chest-with-carved-details-6-0-refno-3518.html A wide three drawer commode or chest in pine with unusual carved details to drawer fronts 19th century Practical and decorative as much sideboard as chest of drawers so fits in all rooms of the house from kitchen to hall to bedroom to living room 3518 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/neo-classical-chest-with-carved-details-48-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 1050 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Newlyn or St Ives School Harbour Scene1920s https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/newlyn-or-st-ives-school-harbour-scene1920s-27-0-refno-3354.html An attractive painting in salmon pinks and pastel shades on card of a coastalharbour scene Cornish School is signed quotCRG-------quot indistinctly and with date quot1920quot In fine oak Hogarth frame 3354 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/newlyn-or-st-ives-school-harbour-scene1920s-32-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 320 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Blue and Cream Shop CounterIsland Unit https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/original-blue-and-cream-shop-counter-island-unit-7-0-refno-3479.html A rare and substantial island unit shop piece multi-drawers and two cubby holes on the one side and smart neo-classical panelling with traces of the original blue paint on the other three sides Original oak counter top 6ft 10quot and the rest in pine 3479 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-blue-and-cream-shop-counter-island-unit-45-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, 2450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Blue Painted Antique Box Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/original-blue-painted-antique-box-bench-2-0-refno-3469.html An antique pine and oak box settle or box bench in original blue paint Seat lifts up to large storage area Really solid piece tidy dimensions being only 48cm deep so suitable alongside a table or in hallway 3469 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-blue-painted-antique-box-bench-9-TH.jpg Benches, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Blue Painted Keepsake Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/original-blue-painted-keepsake-box-18-0-refno-2566.html A little treasure an antique pine box with sliding top and finger holes original blue paint and faded flower painted decoration Pieces like this do not turn up often and if they do rarely with such nice original colour decoration 2566 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-blue-painted-keepsake-box-50-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Blue Painted Mirror and Frame https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/original-blue-painted-mirror-and-frame-12-0-refno-2998.html A window surround from country house in Russia with mirror Amazing original blue paint with carving and fretwork This one is perfect condition and a great size 2998 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-blue-painted-mirror-and-frame-55-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Blue Painted Pine Stand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/original-blue-painted-pine-stand-22-0-refno-3143.html A small 19th century painted pine stand from peasant cottage with attractive carving and old blue paint This possibly a stand for a watch The peasants could not afford mantle or wall clocks popular in the towns at the time and often so a case wall box or stand to house a fob watch was the next best thing 3143 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-blue-painted-pine-stand-10-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Georgian Box on Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/original-georgian-box-on-chest-18-0-refno-2511.html A rare form of country furniture and found in Ireland a box on chest The box is a typical Georgian box and sits on the lower section which has four drawers and three blind panels 2511 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-georgian-box-on-chest-12-TH.jpg Boxes, Chest of Drawers, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Painted and Carved Frame for Mirror https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/original-painted-and-carved-frame-for-mirror-31-0-refno-585.html Russian country house window surround with carved details and old blue and gold paintltbrgtRebated for use as mirror Can be sold seperately or with mirror for additional cost 585 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-painted-and-carved-frame-for-mirror-585-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Painted Antique Marriage Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/original-painted-antique-marriage-bench-2-0-refno-2257.html A rare 19th century box bench with folk art marriage paintingThe box bench is excellent condition in oak and pine very clean to interior it has original grain painting and with folk art over-painting that includes birdsflowers and an inscription in Hungarian wishing a long and happy life to the betrothed Andras and Maria 2257 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-painted-antique-marriage-bench-56-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Painted Pine Shop Counter https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/original-painted-pine-shop-counter-7-0-refno-3475.html A terrific original L-shaped shop counter from the turn of the 20th century it has is pine and has glazed cupboards with shallow shelving on one side to the one end and to the other long side there are drawers 13 of them and large shelving storage spaces It is a great height to use as a work station or as breakfast bar and it039s different art deco form suit a dynamic use of space in a large kitchen or in a shopoffice build 3475 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-painted-pine-shop-counter-47-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, DressersDresser Bases, Tables, Kitchen IslandCentre Tables 2350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted and Carved Marriage Plate and Hook Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/painted-and-carved-marriage-plate-and-hook-rack-22-0-refno-3387.html A very good quality antique pine carved plate rack with pot hooks in grey blue-green and red folk art decoration Superb condition A piece like this would be made for a marriage plates were supported by the bar at the top shelf on the bottom hooks held ceramic pots Useful in the house for coats mugs keys etc 3387 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-and-carved-marriage-plate-and-hook-rack-41-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Pine Apothecary Dresser with 16 Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/painted-pine-apothecary-dresser-with-16-drawers-9-0-refno-3335.html A tall two-part antique pine apothecary dresser in old white paint16 drawers all solid wood top section with 4 solid pine shelves and adjustable shelving 3335 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-pine-apothecary-dresser-with-16-drawers-17-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, 1750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Wooden High Back Arm Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/painted-wooden-high-back-arm-chair-5-0-refno-2102.html A stylish and quirky painted wooden armchair from Romania made around the turn of the century Original condition and very sound originally had cushion seat 2102 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-wooden-high-back-arm-chair-19-TH.jpg Chairs, 300 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Antique Pine Bedsides wit Diamond https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/pair-of-antique-pine-bedsides-wit-diamond-7-0-refno-3525.html A pair of solid antique pine bedside units carefully restored and in antique off-white single drawer and door with shelf 3525 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-antique-pine-bedsides-wit-diamond-5-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Small Cupboards 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Carved Painted Kingfishers with Nest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/pair-of-carved-and-painted-kingfishers-with-nest-12-0-refno-1941.html One of the largest and most dramatic pieces from a private collectionFrom Czech Republic Mixed mediaEarly 20th cent 1941 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-carved-and-painted-kingfishers-with-nest-2-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Clear Hand Made Glass Bottles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-glass/pair-of-clear-hand-made-glass-bottles-29-0-refno-1789.html Pair of clear hand made hand blown glass bottles probably mid-20 cent 1789 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-clear-hand-made-glass-bottles-11-TH.jpg Glass, 85 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Decorative Metal Garden Chairs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/pair-of-decorative-metal-garden-chairs-12-0-refno-993.html Attractive decorative vintage metal chairsTurn of the century or early twentieth century from Europe Distressed condition Note losses to seat of one chair Price reflects condition 993 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-decorative-metal-garden-chairs-993-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Chairs, Garden, 80 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Folk Art Oak Chairs with Compass Circles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/pair-of-folk-art-oak-chairs-with-compass-circles-5-0-refno-3426.html A terrific pair of oak peasant chairs small and nicely carved retaining traces of original ochre paint and with compass circles carved the seat UnwaxedSuitable as hall chairs bedsides decorative accents throughout the house - or as unusual one off pieces for the collectorDepth is from the back of back rest to front of seat 3426 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-folk-art-oak-chairs-with-compass-circles-55-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Painted Carved Millinery Heads https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/pair-of-painted-and-carved-millinery-heads-12-0-refno-2336.html Two early carved and painted milliners dummy heads made of solid oak and painted on gesso groundFantastic primitive look Rare 2336 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-painted-and-carved-millinery-heads-46-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Peasant Carnival Jew039s Mask https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/peasant-carnival-jewand039s-mask-22-0-refno-2407.html A startling and rare piece of genuine European peasant folk art an authentic festive mask This would be worn at a festive ritual perhaps one of the many at winter time or at Christmas time or was a mask used in a processional play much like the Mummers039 plays of EnglandIt has great patina suggesting age but also and alternatively much use For more information and interpretation see quotIn Focusquot in the News and Articles section 2407 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/peasant-carnival-jews-mask-11-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Peasant Storage Pot with CreamGrey amp Brown Glaze https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/peasant-storage-pot-with-cream-grey-and-brown-glaze-22-0-refno-3551.html An especially attractive 19th century peasant earthenware with thick iridescent glaze showing brown flecking on creamygrey ground 3551 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/peasant-storage-pot-with-cream-grey-and-brown-glaze-56-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 90 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Portrait in Green Dress with Rose https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/portrait-in-green-dress-with-rose-10-0-refno-3514.html An attractive English nave portrait of a young lady in green dress sat on a Chippendale style chair before a sash window with vista to a misty English country estate garden The withered rose in hand may be symbolic suggesting this is a quotmemento moriquot from the days before photography was available to record for posterity the likeness of a departed oneApparently a work done on paper then attached to wooden panel then mounted within a pine frame that is boldly grain painted suggesting a date of around 1840 but could be earlier 3514 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/portrait-in-green-dress-with-rose-13-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pretty Marriage Bench with Garlands of Flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/pretty-marriage-bench-with-garlands-of-flowers-2-0-refno-3533.html A pine box settle with pretty painting of flowers on blue ground - it is dated 1933 to celebrate a marriage - the bench may date from then or be earlier and re-painted for the occasion It is very solid and clean to the interior It is an unusual small size - these are often much longer 3533 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pretty-marriage-bench-with-garlands-of-flowers-4-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Blue Shipwreck with Smugglers in Tempest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-blue-shipwreck-with-smugglers-in-tempest-10-0-refno-2692.html Good example of English folk art and with some background history a predominantly blue painted watercolour scene of galleon shipwreck in a dramatic tempest with smugglers in period dress in the foregroundThe painting is professionally mounted behind glass in a smart Victorian pine frame backed by horizontal pine boards and original disintegrating backing paper On the paper an old label reads quotPainted by Great Grandfather Thomas Orange Wigington Shipston On Stour Warwickshire Frame made by his Grandson Orange Wigingtonquot The eye for colour is good and the composition too with spacious grey sky in storm dominanting and this composition marries well to the story teller039s art the grand galleon barely visible consumed in muscular blue waves just like the one in Breugel039s 039Icarus039There is something here of the feel of later 18th century illustrational watercolours of Blake and his contemporariesIn fact the Wigington family were cabinet makers and artists known in Shipston from 1748 2692 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-blue-shipwreck-with-smugglers-in-tempest-34-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Christ Carved Figure https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/primitive-christ-carved-figure-12-0-refno-1857.html In Bohemia the Gothic is almost the national style much as say a different kind of more naturalistic medieval style is typical of the English hence the continuation of a Gothic style in religious art of Czech folk tradition and in regional art the elongated and emaciated Christ figure here is not actually centuries old but 18th or 19th century The paint is old it may not be original even but is attractive in its blue and cream 1857 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-christ-carved-figure-13-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Landscape of High Tor Matlock https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-landscape-of-high-tor-matlock-10-0-refno-1273.html Although with scratches and areas of wear this is a terrific little primitive landscape painting fromthe nineteenth century showing High Tor and Riber Castle in MatlockMatlock in Dovedale was a tourist attraction in the Victorian period and this scene showing the high street in Lowry-like style with rowers and gaily dressed boaters may be seen as a form of popular commercial art from the period prior to the mass production of photographic images 1273 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-landscape-of-high-tor-matlock-1273-TH.gif Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Polychrome Carving on Later Stand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/primitive-polychrome-carving-on-later-stand-12-0-refno-1084.html An antique primitive sculpture carved in wood and painted The carved figure is nailed to a later cross and this stands on a plinth with the inscription in Hungarian which reads made in 1909 by Benedek Kazinczi The carving is believed to be early 18th century and the inscription gives the date of the restoration of the carving and the making of the plinth and cross 1084 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-polychrome-carving-on-later-stand-1084-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Portrait of Man with Dog https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-portrait-of-man-with-dog-10-0-refno-297.html Naive portrait of gentleman with hound some paint loss in places but generally good condition Further details and condition report sent on request Probably English and eighteenth century 297 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-portrait-of-man-with-dog-297-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Provincial Icon of St Katharine of Alexandria https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/provincial-icon-of-st-katharine-of-alexandria-27-0-refno-1859.html We see a lot of religious paintings and paintings of all kinds but good ones stand out this is an attractive work of popular religious art sweet but not saccharine indicating an 18th century or earlier date an oil on canvas of St Katherine She was a popular saint amongst the peasantry of Central and Eastern Europe in that she was quite a romantic almost fairy tale figure the princess of a pagan king of Alexandria in the early years of Christianity said to be beautiful pure a notable scholar a precursor of Joan of Arc she refused noble offers of marriage claiming she was wedded to Christ she was later tortured and beheaded for her beliefs The sword in the foreground forms part of the repertoire of her symbolism the instrument of her death the wheel on which she was tortured is absent but we see the crown and royal robes indicating her royal status The flowing fair untied hair is typical so too the church standing for her devotion to the Church the lily standing for her virginity and the book standing for her scholarly reputationThe landscape setting and colouring is attractive harking back to the Renaissance and suggests this folk painting like many might be a watered down later translation of great works a work like Hans Memlings Mystic Marriage of St Katharine for example which would be known through fame and copies and somehow be part of the tradition or repertoire of a local artist 1859 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/provincial-icon-of-st-katharine-of-alexandria-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare 18th cent Tavern Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/rare-18th-cent-tavern-sign-10-0-refno-2688.html Rare Georgian painted tavern sign on oak and pine board with frame Faded lettering to lower section Shows a prince or figure with crown 2688 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-18th-cent-tavern-sign-17-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Antique Rustic Food Cupboard Dresser https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/rare-antique-rustic-food-cupboard-dresser-9-0-refno-884.html A stunning piece made of pine and hardwood and unlike anything i have seen beforeltbrgtAll original features and colour have been retained A very early look if only surprisingly 19th century Panel ended wood slatted to the doors of the upstairs cupboard rather than glazed The plate rack at top is with wooden carved date quot1877quot which may signify that is a marriage pieceltbrgtThe metalwork is also early and overall this pieces suggests that this piece was restored and later dated or that in remote and isolated country areas older ways of making furniture persisted An English dresser of this construction would be dated George III The handles and escutcheons are 19th century but may not be originalltbrgtLovely patina Shelf to interior 884 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-antique-rustic-food-cupboard-dresser-884-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Baroque Pew End Carving https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rare-baroque-pew-end-carving-22-0-refno-3355.html A rare carved wooden decoration in original paint It is from the pew or box of a well to do family in a Baroque church The grapes refer to the ritual of communion From private collection 3355 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-baroque-pew-end-carving-41-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Unrestored, Accessories DecorationEurope 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Carved Wooden Spoon https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/rare-carved-wooden-spoon-12-0-refno-2320.html An extra large wooden spoon with abstract carved design Carpathian mountains made of beech but has with rich colour and age 18th or 19th centuryMuseum quality 2320 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-carved-wooden-spoon-7-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Distaff with Red Horse and Troika https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rare-distaff-with-red-horse-and-troika-22-0-refno-623.html Russia distaffs can lay claim to be one of the most extraordinary expressions of old European folk art and of these one of the most beautiful and fascinating are these types from the far North Made by descendants of the Old Believers exiled by Peter the Great their style of depiction relates directly to 17th century manuscript illumination from Novgorod Finely crafted from a single piece of wood and painted like an icon the details are all symbolic the red horse the groom the terem or brides house much has been written relating these detail to Easter and wedding traditions 623 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-distaff-with-red-horse-and-troika-623-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Early Peasant Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/rare-early-peasant-table-15-0-refno-3305.html A rare early table from the mountains where the people lived in Medieval ways even into the 20th century - this table is really good condition for it039s age and has legs of oak a body of beechwood and a thick two plank walnut top This top slides to open the quotboxquot of the table It039s a typical type of table belonging to poor peasants living in small dwellings the table is used to store food prepare it eat it - and even for other purposes in some parts of Eastern Europe these tables have magical properites and are known as birthing tables 3305 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-early-peasant-table-2-TH.jpg Tables, 470 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Fruitwood Country Bench with Weaving https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/rare-fruitwood-country-bench-with-weaving-2-0-refno-2234.html A great recent find from a farmhouse in the mountains this bench should end up either in a museum or be lovingly restored The frame is decorative and elegant with rich colouring to the painted hardwood the woven seat and back support are also decorative and with one rip to the middle and some minor nicks only which require attentionOverall condition is good just needs ideally specialist repair to woven part 2234 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-fruitwood-country-bench-with-weaving-18-TH.jpg Benches, Unrestored, Benches 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Georgian Corner Cupboard in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/rare-georgian-corner-cupboard-in-original-paint-7-0-refno-1828.html A tall Georgian cupboard with shaped and fielded panels blue and grey paint to exterior with blue green and brown paint to interior A rare bit of 18th century painted pine country house furniture 1828 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-georgian-corner-cupboard-in-original-paint-30-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Big CupboardsArmoires 3850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Georgian Country House Bookcase in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/rare-georgian-country-house-bookcase-in-original-paint-14-0-refno-2485.html Georgian period pine bookcase a variation on the waterfall bookcase but tall and double sided for use in large library room of country house inscribed chinoiserie decoration and profiling to ends Dry scraped to layers of original cream and off white paint Provenance CambridgeshireSuffolk area 2485 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-georgian-country-house-bookcase-in-original-paint-52-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Inlaid Love Token Candlestand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/rare-inlaid-love-token-candlestand-10-0-refno-354.html Mixed hardwood candlestand with inlaid lovehearts and corner details in sycamore Such pieces were made to sit on top a dresser 354 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-inlaid-love-token-candlestand-354-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Tables, FurnitureSide tableLamp tableMisc 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare late Medieval Cross Bow https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/rare-late-medieval-cross-bow-12-0-refno-124.html Atmospheric early cross bow in metal wood and leather and rope with various carving 124 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-late-medieval-cross-bow-124-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Original Painted Marriage Armoire https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/rare-original-painted-marriage-armoire-7-0-refno-2504.html Dated to front quot1824quot and undoubtedly custom made for a marriage the house or cottage this was made for must have been slightly smaller than most or have a small entrance as this armoire is a little smaller than the norm and rare for that It is excellent original condition with almost no replacement sections and no re-touching For more pictures please enquire The photograph shows the interior of a museum now in Poland and not far from where this type of folk painted furniture originates from See also ref 1894 2504 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-original-painted-marriage-armoire-37-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 3250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Painted and Carved Shepherd039s Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/rare-painted-and-carved-shepherdand039s-coffer-18-0-refno-3559.html A rare large carved and painted hewn coffer from the shepherd culture of the Drava region in North East CroatiaThis area extends over the border into the Baranya region of Hungary The tomb like form shows these marriage chests belong to the same family group as the Baranya arcs see ref 3558 but the geometric symbols differ so too most notably and to startling decorative effect the colourThis piece like ref3558 is superb condition and warrants the description quotmuseum qualityquot - indeed when a piece like this comes up for sale in Hungary museums will compete to buy and the prices can go very high 3559 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-painted-and-carved-shepherds-coffer-46-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Pine Bishop039s or Priest039s Chair in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/rare-pine-bishopand039s-or-priestand039s-chair-in-original-paint-5-0-refno-3330.html A rare pine chair or throne in original paint from the Carpathian mountains In some parts of Europe where the influence of William Morris never reached it is customary to replace tired furnishings with modern replicas and new pieces This amazing carved and painted pine chair was recovered by us and and has been restored Some spindles replaced but otherwise completely original condition and colour From the Orthodox church 3330 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-pine-bishops-or-priests-chair-in-original-paint-33-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Vintage Trade Sign Model Bike https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/rare-vintage-trade-sign-model-bike-10-0-refno-1100.html A fantastic unusual piece not a small rusted motorbike but a model or sculpture of one probably a trade sign designed to stand on a platform above a shop Wooden carved parts and pieces salvaged from bicycles and bikesA well crafted and lovingly made piece of vintage British working class or folk art Fits neatly into the bay window of our shop and a neat solution to the Jubilee window display dilemma It is hard to think of a single item ever that has generated such interest from passers byand it is frequently photographed Reminiscent of an exercise bike from the 1920s we sold which went on or at least one very like it tosell at Olympia Fair and be centre display piece in a new Ralph Lauren store in Regent St A piece for a motoring or folk art collector or for decorators seeking out the rare and eye-catching talking point 1100 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-vintage-trade-sign-model-bike-1100-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 1650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Reindeer Box Bench in Original Terracotta Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/reindeer-box-bench-in-original-terracotta-paint-2-0-refno-2859.html A terrific box settle or bench in very tidy condition with lift up seat It has a double arched back rest and even more unusual stencilled decoration in terracotta red turmeric yellow and silver paint depicting stags or reindeerA great piece for Christmas or all year around country appeal 2859 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/reindeer-box-bench-in-original-terracotta-paint-33-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Remarkable Folk Art Painted Box Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/remarkable-folk-art-painted-box-bench-2-0-refno-3025.html A marriage bench from the quotFancy Countryquot - a group of villages with distinctive embroidery costume and painted furniture in this style - this piece is exceptional condition in fact seemingly barely used owing to it being situated in the quotclean roomquot of the family home the peasant Hungarians equivalent of the English front room where the best furniture plate and silver were kept 3025 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/remarkable-folk-art-painted-box-bench-9-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Reverse Glass Icon of Female Saint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/reverse-glass-icon-of-female-saint-22-0-refno-3461.html An appealing example of folk art from Transylvania an early 20th century reverse glass painted icon of female saint in original pine frame and with hook for hanging These were copied from German-made religious prints a re-interpretation of the sombre into the folk imagination of the Romanian peasant heads of prophets around the margin of the central image transcribed as flowers 3461 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/reverse-glass-icon-of-female-saint-50-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 90 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Reverse Glass Painting Mother and Child https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/reverse-glass-painting-mother-and-child-22-0-refno-3483.html An attractive folk art reverse painting on glass from old Transylvania A fresh peasant translation of a religious image On glass in original painted pine frame and backed with paper 3483 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/reverse-glass-painting-mother-and-child-54-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 100 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Romantic painted troika or large sleigh https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/romantic-painted-troika-or-large-sleigh-22-0-refno-2515.html Remarkable life size sleigh or troika Family sized Seat has storageOriginal blue-black and grey paint Lovely wax finish Suitable for interior or exterior with shelter 2515 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/romantic-painted-troika-or-large-sleigh-7-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian Antique Pine Folk Art Cupboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/russian-antique-pine-folk-art-cupboard-7-0-refno-2831.html In certain parts of Russia they painted their pine and country furniture with folk art decoration of a symbolic and archaic character This solid thickly timbered cupboard is really charming it has quottree of lifequot symbols done in primitive style and in charcoal black on the panels of all 4 doors and also on the insides of the two top doors The rest is painted in an earthy terracotta Probably 19th century but from a remote village and speaks of ancient and mysterious peasant lore 2831 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-antique-pine-folk-art-cupboard-14-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian distaff https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/russian-distaff-22-0-refno-125.html Oil painted Russian folk art distaff from Central Russia carved from one piece of wood probably a dowry gift inscribed with initials of recipient and date 1922 125 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-distaff-125-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian Icon Harmony in Red https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/russian-icon-harmony-in-red-27-0-refno-2843.html A traditional Russian icon with 3 tier quotstrip cartoonquot illustrations of the Holy Mother and Child and various saints with inscriptions in Cyrillic This work appealed to us for its harmony of colour and design There are 18 figures and 5 scenes but the palette approach is restrained with a wash of earthy red pigment harmonising the whole Less is more recalling Matisse039s dictum quotto perfect is to reduce to the simplequot 2843 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-icon-harmony-in-red-32-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian Icon on Linen and Board https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/russian-icon-on-linen-and-board-27-0-refno-2104.html A finely painted Russian icon painted on linen and then applied probably later to a thick fruitwood board Research would probably reveal the Church in the painting This appears quite early probably 17th cent Bought from the home of a Hungarian collector 2104 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-icon-on-linen-and-board-32-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian Painted Dowry Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/russian-painted-dowry-box-18-0-refno-2815.html A colourful Russian pine dowry box with domed top Neat size Suitable for nursery end of bed and elsewhere in house In some parts of Russia the peasant decorated their houses and some furniture in bright abstract patterns The banding painted on this box imitates metal strapwork 2815 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-painted-dowry-box-55-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rustic Sculptural Carved Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/rustic-sculptural-carved-bench-2-0-refno-3110.html The decorative vocabulary of the people of the remote mountain villages in Eastern Europe was seemingly something quite separate from the town style with its derivations of the classical In its jagged abstract and expressive character it is akin to African tribal art or indeed modern art forms - which latter affinity makes perfect sense of course as the modern artist of Paris were looking to African and primitive forms as part of their search for sexual and social liberation and their revolutionary rejection of traditional Western forms - it is curious to think that this bench was produced in Europe around the time of Picasso039s Demoiselles or Stravinsky039s Rite of Spring but in worlds almost entirely cut off from each other Even now though we can appreciate the artistic quality as a fresh and individual expressionMade of beechwood with a pine seat it is solid and also low seated and so something to enjoy as a decorative hall or sculptural piece 3110 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rustic-sculptural-carved-bench-23-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Sampler with House and Birds https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/sampler-with-house-and-birds-10-0-refno-1547.html A good sampler in apple green and cream colours by Mary Lyon made in 1862 in birds eye maple frame with alphabet house birds and other symbols 1547 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/sampler-with-house-and-birds-19-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Selection of Antique and Repro Glass https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-glass/selection-of-antique-and-repro-glass-29-0-refno-1963.html We have genuine antique and vintage glass jars and glass jars made from recycled old glass - they are hard to tell apartWe have blue clear green and amber glass in sizes from tallest at 54cm to large at 40-42cm to medium and small at 33cm and less We normally sell in bulk to orderVAT applies but prices range from 30 to 90 depending on order size and product 1963 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/selection-of-antique-and-repro-glass-49-TH.jpg Glass, TradeUnrestored, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Set of Large Wooden Window Surrounds with Fretwork https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/set-of-large-wooden-window-surrounds-with-fretwork-12-0-refno-1103.html A set of up to 12 Large Decorative Wooden Window Surrounds salvaged from country house in remote part of Russia 400 each in as found ondition The set is in very good condition in fact this one pictured is probably the least good condition of them all having some minor losses to top Antique pineArchitectural salvage Decorative Can discuss selling individually or in smaller unitsPrice400x 1 1103 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/set-of-large-wooden-window-surrounds-with-fretwork-1103-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Slate and Alabaster Tomb-Shaped Tobacco Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/slate-and-alabaster-tombshaped-tobacco-box-10-0-refno-477.html Slate and alabaster tomb-shaped tobacco box from Wales dated 1877 a pleasing work of folk art in colour size and form 477 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/slate-and-alabaster-tomb-shaped-tobacco-box-477-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Smart Antique Dining Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/smart-antique-dining-table-15-0-refno-2242.html A very smart and decorative antique country dining table with thickly timbered top and carved legs neo- classical in style dating from the early 19th century made of various hardwoodsI bought this one day from a restuarant in Budapest that was closing down 2242 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/smart-antique-dining-table-27-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouse 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Sorrows Of Mary Antique Mixed Media Figure https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/sorrows-of-mary-antique-mixed-media-figure-22-0-refno-3428.html This expressive and eye-catching figurine depicts either Mary Dolorosa or Mary Magdalena It is skilfully carved from papier mache and painted over a gesso ground 3428 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/sorrows-of-mary-antique-mixed-media-figure-34-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Star amp Cross Window Surround in Original Blue https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/star-and-cross-window-surround-in-original-blue-12-0-refno-156.html Stunning large window surround from Russian wooden log built house with applied fretwork and canopy in original Siberian blue paint pine or larch circa end of 19th century Available in set of 4 156 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/star-and-cross-window-surround-in-original-blue-156-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Stone Carved Troll Bird Bath https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/stone-carved-troll-bird-bath-10-0-refno-493.html Stone carved troll bird bath unusual piece probably late nineteenth century or early twentieth century lovely patina and age from having been in garden of private home for two generations 493 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/stone-carved-troll-bird-bath-493-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Garden, Other 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Street Scene with Church https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/street-scene-with-church-27-0-refno-2113.html A small acrylic on board sketch in paint an everyday vernacular scene Refreshing in an early Monet sense in that it seeks to convey just what is there No addition of narrative class commentary or forced emotion just an ambience of English light and moodUnsigned but in the style of contemporary English painter Robert Welch An unframed modern British find 2113 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/street-scene-with-church-51-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Studio Interior - Evening by G R Pittuck 1911-1993 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/studio-interior-evening-by-g-r-pittuck-19111993--27-0-refno-3346.html An atmospheric and accomplished studio interior oil on canvas with painterly blue and brown harmonies - signed and dated 1949 by English working class painter D R Pittuck 1911-1993Pittuck had associations with Oxford and also the North West He studied at the Ruskin and has works in the Ashomlean Around the time of completing this work he took up a post as Head of Art at an Independent school in Country Durham and he subsequently exhibited along with other avant-garde artists in the North WestStudio interiors are normally interesting works with an autobiographic self-reflexive and philosophic quality - this one describes the modest quotvie de Bohemequot of the artist his single armchair single table with sketchbook and oil lamp There is a work on easel describing an ordinary street corner looking like a villa terrace in Cheltenham Spa and photograph of a woman in bonnet on the mantelpiece his mother sweetheartIt039s rather English and everyday like a Euston Road School interior but without the chromatic claustrophobia of Gilman or the discontented ennui of Sickert Here there is a sense of resignation and pleasure in the moment The content of representations within a painting take a Vermeer for examplea map a mirror a portrait can commentate thematically - here rather differently it is the very lack of disclosure that matters the machinations of the brain the framings of the imagination are losing definition as evening falls we can039t make them out there is a shut book an unlit lamp the room settles into a quotbluequot moment that as a representation of the English 039mise-en-scene039 is real and warm and far from melancholy 3346 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/studio-interior-evening-by-g-r-pittuck-1911-1993--58-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Stupendous Marriage Bench in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/stupendous-marriage-bench-in-original-paint-2-0-refno-2856.html An impressive pine and hardwood box bench dated to 1894 and made and decorated for a marriage In the original grain painting Double box lidYou won039t often find a piece like this nor in such superb condition 2856 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/stupendous-marriage-bench-in-original-paint-23-TH.jpg Benches, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb 18th cent Pine Dresser in Original Red Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/superb-18th-cent-pine-dresser-in-original-red-paint-9-0-refno-2799.html A rare Irish pine dresser with notable carved detailingSuperb condition Layers of earthy red paint that have crackled nicely and gleam after the wax finish 2799 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-18th-cent-pine-dresser-in-original-red-paint-26-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 2200 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb and Archaistic Hewn Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/superb-and-archaistic-hewn-coffer-18-0-refno-3558.html A superb condition dowry box or coffer from the south of Hungary - these style of hewn arcs or chests are found throughout Hungary and indeed throughout Europe and associated with hill dwelling shepherd cultures whose beliefs and traditions are rooted in the mists of Time This particular regional variant is one of the most beautiful with its form imitative of a ancient sarcophagus amp it039s geometric carving finished in characteristic black amp brown paint that marries well with the old wood patinas - being made of beech these are often not in the best condition but this one we have here is and that is what makes it such a good find 3558 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-and-archaistic-hewn-coffer-59-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Folk Art Painted Marriage Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/superb-folk-art-painted-marriage-bench-2-0-refno-3187.html A pine and hardwood marriage box bench made in the 19th century from Western Ukraine then called Little Russia or Galicia Comes from the Hutsul tribe A really solid generously timbered piece with bold hand turned spindles and with rich red flower painted decoration that has aged beautifully We try to stock benches that are a cut above the rest and this is a good example 3187 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-folk-art-painted-marriage-bench-22-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Huge Carved Coffer in Charcoal Black https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/superb-huge-carved-coffer-in-charcoal-black-18-0-refno-2953.html A superb giant coffer with carved pinwheels wavy lines and plant motifs - it is a really ancient looking piece that you might imagine came from a castle It is a piece known to come from a small mountain range in Western Slovakia It was probably a store for maize on a large family farm and is made from oak stiles with beech boarding and is in its original charcoal black paint 2953 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-huge-carved-coffer-in-charcoal-black-16-TH.jpg Boxes, 600 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Hungarian Folk Art quotCifrequot Tulip Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/superb-hungarian-folk-art-cifre-tulip-box-18-0-refno-3537.html An antique marriage trunk a humble pine coffer but a piece raised to the level of museum quality folk art by skilful painted decoration This so-called quotCifrequot style tulip painting is coded to the tribe and full of symbolism it has an almost hallucinogenic richness of colour and design and is not unlike Australian aboriginal painting in it039s very deliberate concoction of forms lines and dots This style of folk art amongst the Hungarian tribes in Transylvania continued well into the 20th century - and the quality was good as the work was done by members of the same families for generations The earlier works however like this one are particularly good in their painterly expression and colouring 3537 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-hungarian-folk-art-cifre-tulip-box-38-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Large Antique Mortar and Pestle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/superb-large-antique-mortar-and-pestle-12-0-refno-2311.html A superb and unusual bit of museum quality kitchenalia a large wooden mortar and pestleTo all appearances a medieval looking item but with date of 1896 which could be original or later The pestle seems later and has metal parts to the end The mortar is a great bit of shepherd art 2311 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-large-antique-mortar-and-pestle-53-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Marriage Chest in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/superb-marriage-chest-in-original-paint-18-0-refno-2540.html A pretty and great condition pine marriage coffer or dowry box from Austria dated to quot1853quot and made for the marriage of Maria Baumgartner This is a really substantial piece testifying to the great build quality of the Austrian and German antique pine country furniture It has not only a large candlebox to the interior which is standard but also unusually five small drawers for keepsakes Could easily be double this price 2540 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-marriage-chest-in-original-paint-37-TH.jpg Boxes, 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Regency Neo-Classical Sofa https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/superb-regency-neoclassical-sofa-2-0-refno-2989.html A superb mahogany veneered Regency sofa come recently from a grand house in CheltenhamComes with cushion and bolster cushions which can be re-covered and can be restoredpolished 2989 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-regency-neo-classical-sofa-17-TH.jpg Benches, TradeUnrestored, 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Swedish Blue Antique Box Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/swedish-blue-antique-box-bench-2-0-refno-3545.html A simple styled antique boxbed bench in attractive Swedish blue wax finish The seat lifts to storage area within The low arms suit access for diners The front section also pulls out like a tray or drawer the extra legs can be seen as this was originally a bed as well as seat We don039t imagine anybody would want to use this as a bed nowadays but at least you know Overall a practical and smart looking piece of newly restored old European furniture to place in kitchen bedroom hall etc 3545 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/swedish-blue-antique-box-bench-43-TH.jpg Benches, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Swedish Pine Dowry Coffer with Love Heart https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/swedish-pine-dowry-coffer-with-love-heart-18-0-refno-2711.html A very good quality antique pine dowry chest or marriage box from Sweden Blue with painted date and love heart to front Note the bold moulding to base with subtle swept cabriole feet The lockplate and key are also notable so too the very clean interior condition 2711 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/swedish-pine-dowry-coffer-with-love-heart-53-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Tall Decorative Dresser in Original Pale Blue https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/tall-decorative-dresser-in-original-pale-blue-9-0-refno-3147.html This is in the premier class of European glazed dressers of this kind - 19th century pine very good condition all the original shelving comes in two pieces Notable features are the original pale blue paint with black detailing in typical European classical style and the unusual top moulding adding grandeur A statement piece 3147 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/tall-decorative-dresser-in-original-pale-blue-9-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Terrific Decorated Giant Elm Pestle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/terrific-decorated-giant-elm-pestle-22-0-refno-2748.html A great piece of treen Huge Nice to hold Smoothed elm or ash The carving to handle typical Romanian saw tooth or wolf fang It is a pestle but would also make quite an effective cudgel 2748 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/terrific-decorated-giant-elm-pestle-39-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE The White Crow Painted Tavern Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/the-white-crow-painted-tavern-sign-12-0-refno-3472.html A hand painted and attractively coloured double-sided hanging pub sign quotThe White Crowquot Great decoration Not heavy and would be easy to wall mount 3472 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/the-white-crow-painted-tavern-sign-26-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Three Saints Russian Icon https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/three-saints-russian-icon-27-0-refno-2842.html A Russian icon painted onto curved pine board This icon depicts three angels quaffing from goblets at a table and in the centre it may be Archangel Gabriel This work appealed owing to its simplified abstract form its loosely symmetrical combination of spherical and ovoid forms and its restrained colour harmonies making it akin to an abstracted still life by William Scott or some other such modernist artist The rectangular band like silver foil behind the archangel039s head and to the right denotes higher status but also works to knock out the symmetry and keep the composition dynamic 2842 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/three-saints-russian-icon-56-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Three Turned Wood Containers with Lids https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/three-turned-wood-containers-with-lids-22-0-refno-2414.html Neat antique beechwood round wooden containers with lidsThese are good condition They are European The lids fit snugly air tight leading one to think these were for cheese or some food stuff - or tobacco but no aroma Price is for 3 pieces 2414 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/three-turned-wood-containers-with-lids-29-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Three Vintage Spades https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/three-vintage-spades-11-0-refno-1533.html Three vintage spades from Europe with wooden handles and metal bladesheads 20 each 1533 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/three-vintage-spades-13-TH.jpg Garden, 20 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Trade Store Figure in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/trade-store-figure-in-original-paint-22-0-refno-613.html Well carved and large freestanding folk art trade store figure for bakers or tobacconist rare especially in its original paint like this Some obvious losses but a very rare piece with its original polychrome It may be French or American 613 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/trade-store-figure-in-original-paint-613-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Tree of Life distaff https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/tree-of-life-distaff-22-0-refno-127.html Large painted Russian distaff with abstract zoomorphic plant form to front of blade Exhibited in June 2009 at Pushkin House exhibition and published in catalogue p20 Carved and Coloured Art in Tsarist Lands 127 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/tree-of-life-distaff-127-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Two Large quotBrick Wallquot Pattern Glazed Pots https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/two-large-brick-wall-pattern-glazed-pots-22-0-refno-3337.html Two splendid large peasant storage pots from the 19th century South Europe Thick creamy glazed with quotbrick wallquot pattern hand painted and glazed on top in blue 3337 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/two-large-brick-wall-pattern-glazed-pots-21-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 130 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Ale Jug with Comic Head https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/unusual-ale-jug-with-comic-head-10-0-refno-1714.html An unusual piece of working class English folk art pottery a large terracotta ale jug with single handle and grotesque comic head forming the spout PLINS ALES can be discerned feintly a long lost London brewery and on the base it is signed Gordon Wat Clapham 1906 Mad magazine meets the Martin Brothers whilst the stippling to the base recalls the much treasured pottery pigs Some losses to the spout but not especially detrimental 1714 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-ale-jug-with-comic-head-9-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 365 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Dark Grey Painted Box Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/unusual-dark-grey-painted-box-bench-2-0-refno-3358.html An unusual form of box settle dating to the arts nouveau period or early 20th century in a sumptuous dark grey painted and wax finishSeat is 48cm high and lifts to large storage area This bench also notable for being only 46cm deep which is skinnier than the norm - still suitable for seating but handy too for hallway 3358 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-dark-grey-painted-box-bench-45-TH.jpg Benches, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Painted and Carved Hand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/unusual-painted-and-carved-hand-22-0-refno-3386.html This is an unusual and evocative piece a wooden carved and painted arm and hand that appears to have been part of an elaborate chandelier or mechanism apparently from an Orthodox Church in Eastern Europe A rare curious and early piece 3386 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-painted-and-carved-hand-13-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Pair of Doors with Fanlight https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/unusual-pair-of-doors-with-fanlight-12-0-refno-2040.html Terrific decorative pair of hardwood doors with original fanlight and in old grain painting These doors date from around the turn of the century or end of the 19th century when architects and designers were turning away from the strictures of traditional classical forms hence the playful mixture of elements here Old white paint or under paint lies beneath the yellowy grain painting and could be revealed through scraping or stripping Very good condition Width includes furthest reach of hinge sockets 2040 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-pair-of-doors-with-fanlight-20-TH.JPG AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Very Rare Astragal Glazed Pine Bookcase in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/very-rare-astragal-glazed-pine-bookcase-in-original-paint-14-0-refno-3285.html There was a collector in Ireland some 25-30 yrs ago who travelled the country in search of rare and unusual country furniture and articles some fine and some rustic and this was one of the best pieces to be found in the collection he amassed never offering pieces for sale and leaving all untouched only occasionally loaning items out to films or exhibitions This piece is an exceptional painted pine 2-piecer Georgian bookcase tall and elegant with notable decorative carved bracket feet original paint and panelled doors with fans but of unique appeal is the bold and expressive astragal glazing in the upper section 3285 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/very-rare-astragal-glazed-pine-bookcase-in-original-paint-12-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, DressersDresser Bases, 4850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Victorian Pine Dresser Base with Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/victorian-pine-dresser-base-with-drawers-9-0-refno-2654.html A broad Victorian pine dresser with decorative panelled door front lots of useful drawers original feet and finished in old stone paint 2654 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/victorian-pine-dresser-base-with-drawers-17-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, 875 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Victorian Pine Gothic Decoration https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/victorian-pine-gothic-decoration-12-0-refno-2944.html A decorative architectural piece from Ireland in painted pine 2944 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/victorian-pine-gothic-decoration-20-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Victorian Silver Locket on chain of Cricketer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/victorian-silver-locket-on-chain-of-cricketer-10-0-refno-2352.html As a tribute to Englands sterling performance against Australia at Trent Bridge on Thursday here is an unusual and presumably rare piece a small oval locket made of sterling silver with depicting a cricketer a batsman stood at address with bat held high much in the style of RootNice age and patinaOn fine chain with hallmarks to reverse 2cm x 15cm is the size of the locket 2352 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/victorian-silver-locket-on-chain-of-cricketer-3-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintae Advertising Poster quotBOSquot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/vintae-advertising-poster-bos-12-0-refno-3271.html A scarce and very large vintage advertising poster printed in colour on paper and in easy to hang practical lightweight frame 3271 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/british-early-mid-20th-cent-41-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Decorative Garden Table amp 4 Chairs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/vintage-decorative-garden-table-and-4-chairs-11-0-refno-3317.html An attractive vintage metal garden table and chairs in original condition 3317 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-decorative-garden-table-and-4-chairs-14-TH.jpg Garden, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Decorative Metal Garden Set https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/vintage-decorative-metal-garden-set-11-0-refno-2305.html The metal garden or cafe set consists of 4 metal folding chairs with wooden slatted seats and decorative metal backs and a folding table of dimensions above It is vintage being early 20th century The colour is original or old blue apart from the seats which have recently been restored 2305 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-decorative-metal-garden-set-8-TH.jpg Garden, Tables, DiningFarmhouse 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Galvanized Zinc BucketsPlanters https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/vintage-galvanized-zinc-buckets-planters-12-0-refno-1221.html Antique and vintage zinc bucket or plantersUseful for storage or as planters FashionableGood condition Nicely patinated and in various sizes Available in bulk order to trade depending on stock levelsPrices vary according to size condition and order Size given is average to large Some are 25cm high and others 30cm plus Width including handles can be 50cm but in the body from 1221 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-galvanized-zinc-buckets-planters-1221-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, TradeUnrestored, Unrestored, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Zinc Tubs or Planters https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/vintage-zinc-tubs-or-planters-11-0-refno-3213.html Ever popular as planters all year around for bay trees either side of a doorway or with flowers scattered across one039s patio and decking or in rows along a balcony We have a large stock of zinc tubsbuckets like this - as hand made items they come in different sizes from approx25cm high to a little more than 30cm We price in terms of sizes small medium and large and whilst most of ours are good condition we also have a small stock of seconds that come at the cheaper end As you can see here these medium to large ones are near pairs the same size but one has ribbing and the other not the surface wear is rarely exactly the same They are not new items from the high street so bear that in mind To post one or two in UK usually costs around 15 including packaging 3213 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-zinc-tubs-or-planters-20-TH.jpg Garden, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Wayside Carved Stone with Figure https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/wayside-carved-stone-with-figure-22-0-refno-2025.html A small carved stone shaped like a childs tombstone it has a primitive relief carving on it of a god it is presumably a wayside shrine depicting a Hindu god Is it Kali maybe but really it could be any one of numerous Hindu gods or proto-Hindu gods it has four arms and holds the ubiquitous lotus blossom in one hand and a sword or scythe in another The flattened lower body with the tiny Japanese feet sticking out tells us this is a very primitive carving the antithesis of the High Art of Indian body carving and much more like representations of figures on early Indian coinage or primitive European gravestones from Scotland or Bosnia The stone is evidently of some age having been in a Cotswold garden for a number of years it has acquired a pleasingly rich spotting and blemish of Northern and other lichens 2025 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/wayside-carved-stone-with-figure-52-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 275 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Were-Tiger Folk Art Carving https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/weretiger-folk-art-carving-22-0-refno-3536.html A small and appealing carving of a striped tiger a demonic looking beast somewhat out of a Lewis Carrol fantasy but probably representing the quotwere-tigerquot of folk legend This piece lends itself to being hand-held - the underneath is curved with traces of white paint and is polished suggesting this was some kind of mortar or tool for grinding 3536 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/were-tiger-folk-art-carving-41-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 295 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Wide Antique Pine Chest of Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/wide-antique-pine-chest-of-drawers-6-0-refno-3289.html Antique pine chest of drawers clean simple lines three large drawers restrained neo-classical style with smart wax finishin a warm black As much a sideboard for living room as bedroom piece 3289 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/wide-antique-pine-chest-of-drawers-58-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE William IV Buttoned Arm Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/william-iv-buttoned-arm-chair-12-0-refno-1852.html A smart and unusual buttoned arm chair from William IV period with lyre form and scrolled arm rests with carving swept legs on casters Overall very sound frame 19th century imitation leather covering is very good minor nicks but would normally be replaced stuffing is ok to our mind 1852 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/william-iv-buttoned-arm-chair-59-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Chairs, 2350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE